March 24, 2017

Samueli Foundation Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship Fund Announced

The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science received a $20 million gift from the Samueli Foundation to support expanding the diversity of undergraduate students in engineering and computer science. The donation, which builds on Henry and Susan Samueli’s previous gifts, will fund a new program combining scholarships and internships for as many as 50 freshman students annually.

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March 20, 2017

Early Childhood Professionals Come Together for Hands-On STEM Learning

Over 400 Early Childhood educators, administrators, business leaders and more gathered together Saturday, March 18 for the 2017 Orange County Early Childhood STEM Symposium held at the Anaheim Marriott. This year’s symposium provided 7 hours of professional development through various hands-on workshops, and a special keynote session featuring Astronaut Leland Melvin.

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March 6, 2017

Chapman University Presented 18th Annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest Awards Ceremony

Chapman University’s annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest reached new heights this year with a record-breaking 250 middle and high schools registered to participate.  Now in its 18th year, the contest involves some 7,000 students representing 30 states and eight countries.  Each school sends forward to the final round of judging three entries on the theme “I Have a Story to Tell.” The awards ceremony honoring entries in prose, poetry, art, and film, was held in Chapman’s Memorial Hall on Friday, March 10, at 11 a.m. with over  1,000 students and teachers and 20 Holocaust survivors from Orange and Los Angeles Counties in attendance.

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February 16, 2017

Ducks, City of Irvine Break Ground on Ice Complex

The growth of hockey in Orange County has been a priority for the Ducks organization has taken a step forward recently. On February 16, the Ducks, H&S Ventures, Irvine Ice Foundation and the City of Irvine officially broke ground on new public skating facility at the Orange County Great Park. The facility will open in June 2018, and at a staggering 280,000 square feet will be the largest in California and one of the largest in the U.S. It will include three NHL-standard ice rinks and one Olympic-sized, as well as a 2,500 seat arena.

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November 2, 2016

Broadcom MASTERS Finalists Announced

Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public (the Society) announced the winners of the sixth annual national Broadcom MASTERS® competition for sixth, seventh and eighth graders. Broadcom Foundation and the Society also announced first and second place winners in each of the STEM categories of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, the Team Award and two Rising Stars who will be the U.S. delegates at the Broadcom MASTERS International and official observers to Intel ISEF.

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September 3, 2016

Samueli Academy Summer Work Program Highlighted

The Orange County Register shared the stories of several students participating in the Samueli Academy’s summer job program. Thanks to partnerships with 41 local businesses, all 115 incoming seniors were able to gain invaluable internship experience as part of this program.

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