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About STEAM Leadership

The goal of the San Diego Unified STEAM Leadership Series is to bridge high-tech science and business with the high-school system and empower students to live their dreams and find great careers and jobs in smart city San Diego.

STEAM stands for “Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, and Math.”  Now in its sixth year, the successful program has reached thousands of high school students from dozens of high schools in San Diego Unified. Across over twenty major events, the students have interacted with legendary San Diego science and high-tech executives, Nobel Laureates, inventors and entrepreneurs from a range of industries including unmanned vehicles/drones, satellite communications, biotech, green tech and bluetech, video gaming, software and sports.

The STEAM Leadership Series is a program of Intellectual Capital Media and Kids Eco Club in partnership with the San Diego Unified School District with support from The Moxie Foundation, The San Diego Foundation, Farrell Family Foundation, SDG&E, the USS Midway Museum, Samuel Lawrence Foundation and others, including producing vendor Intellectual Impact.

Speakers

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Alexis Dixon
Conflict Mediator
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Amb. Jamal Khokhar
Pres, CEO Inst. of the Americas
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Catriona Jamieson
Professor of Medicine
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Chris Anderson
Co-Founder 3D Robotics
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Cindy Marten
Superintendent San Diego Unified
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Dawn Barry
VP Applied Genomics at Illumina
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Debora Burke,
Vice President and General Counsel, NASSCO
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Dr. Diego Miralles
CEO Vividion Therapeutics
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Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn
Pres, CEO Salk Inst, Nobel Laureate
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Dr. Eric Topol
"Father of Personalized Medicine"
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Dr. Stephen Kingsmore
Pres. CEO Rady Children's Inst.
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Fernando Aguerre
REEF Co-Founder
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J. Craig Venter
Founder, CEO J. Craig Venter Institute
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John Gartman
Microsoft Attorney, Conservationist
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Jyotika Virmani
Director Ocean XPrize
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Karen E. Nelson
President J. Craig Venter Institute
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Kristi Jaska
VP ViaSat
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Luisa Reyes
Director, Science & Health Symposiums, UCSD
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Malin Burnham
Sailor, Real Estate, Philanthropist
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Peter Della Penna
President High Moon Studios
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Ralph Keeling
Scripps Oceanography
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Rear Adm. Len Hering Sr.
Rear Admiral US Navy (Ret)
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Rear Adm. McLaughlin
President/CEO USS Midway Museum
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Sean Elo-Rivera
San Diego City Council
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Stephen Mayfield
CA Center for Algae Biotech
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Tina Nova
Co-Founder CEO Genoptix
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Tracy Johnson
Presidential Endowed Chair Life Sciences UCLA
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NEXT EVENT

STEAM ZOOM CIVICS, SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCILMEMBER SEAN ELO-RIVERA

ACTION CIVICS, HOW TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE REAL WORLD, THEME: IMMIGRATION

Featuring

Luisa Reyes, Director, Science & Health Symposiums, UCSD

Carl DumesleHUGS, USD

Keynote Speaker

Sean Elo-Rivera, SD City Council District 9

Event Info

July 8, 2021

Live On Zoom

LAST EVENT

Women in BioTech

Women in BioTech

Live via ZOOM

Guest Speakers

Pantea Khodami, Worldwide Leader, Genomics Solutions at Amazon

Meredith Frie, Salk Research Institute

Keynote Speaker

Tracy Johnson

Presidential Endowed Chair Life Sciences UCLA  

Event Info

March 16, 2021

PAST EVENTS

Biodiversity & You at the San Diego Zoo Global

News & Media

Sponsor Spotlight

“The San Diego Foundation improves quality of life in our communities providing leadership for philanthropy.”

The San Diego Foundation has been instrumental to the success of the STEAM Leadership Series.  Learn more.

Partners

STEAM Leadership events have been produced in association with the following companies and non-profit institutions: Illumina, Scripps Health, Rady Children’s Hospital; ViaSat, Sempra/SDG&E; Kyocera; General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Northrup Grumman, 3D Robotics;  Janssen; Scripps Institution of Oceanography/UCSD, The Land and Water Company, Rubio’s; Salk Research Institute, Genoptix, San Diego Zoo Global; High Moon/Activision/Vivendi/Universal, Sony Gaming, Psyonix, Nanome, UCSD VR, Jinx, Matcherino; The Maritime Alliance, Shell Ocean Discovery X-Prize, BAE Systems Ship Repair, Blue Robotics, Pacific Tugboat Systems, Smartfin, Hydronalix; Institute of the Americas, Raytheon, MindHUB, Centro Ventures, Jelp, Grand Intent, and Mora Dow Consulting.