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Let us help you find a four-leaf clover!

Did you know that only one out of 10,000 clovers has four leaves? This might make your St. Patrick’s Day hunt a bit harder than you think. Let us help you find your “lucky” four-leafed clover … with science!

Happy International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, and to celebrate, we’d like to introduce you to the amazing team of women who work here at the Fleet Science Center.

According to the National Science Foundation, women make up half of the total U.S. college-educated workforce, but only 29% of the science and engineering workforce. While there is a high concentration of women in the social sciences (62%), there are low numbers represented in engineering (15%) and computer and mathematical sciences (25%).

Fleetster Friday: Meet Marla Andrade

It’s Fleetster Friday! This week we’d like you to meet Mission Bay resident, Marla Andrade. As our very own Studio X Coordinator and CAD Designer, Marla’s creativity shines all throughout the Fleet. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to put your creative skills to the test in Studio X, you have Marla to thank as she designs most of the studio’s activities.

Anatomy of Instant Snow

By Julie Medina, Fleet Science Center School Programs Manager

We don’t get a lot of snow here in Southern California, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on seeing the beauty of that fluffy, white stuff that’s more common in the north! “Instant snow” is a commonly sold, commercial product that you might have seen in warmer climates. 

 

Fleetster Friday: Meet Ivel Gontan

It’s Fleetster Friday! This week, we’d like to you meet North Clairemont resident Ivel Gontan. As Community Programs Senior Manager, Ivel is passionate about making positive changes in the world which she does by providing communities with science opportunities. Among her many duties here at the Fleet, she spearheads the BE WiSE program, which engages young women in STEM learning experiences.

Countdown to the New Horizons Flyby!

Credit: NASA

The New Horizons flyby is coming soon!

By Dr. Lisa Will, Resident Astronomer at the Fleet Science Center

 

Happy National STEM Day

STEM Day

Qualcomm Incorporated celebrates National STEM Day, November 8, 2018, by reaffirming the Company’s commitment to its Corporate Responsibility initiatives that spark young people’s passion for science, technology, engineering and math, and will inspire the next generation of inventors to transform industries and enrich people’s lives.

Fleetster Friday: Meet Marc Lalucis

It’s #FleetsterFriday! This week, we’re featuring Lead Visitor Services Associate and City Heights resident, Marc Lalucis. You’ll often find Marc at the Ticket Counter, and if you’re really lucky, he may be the voice on the other end of the phone when you call! Marc is well-versed in all things Fleet, so if you are interested in turning your one-day ticket into a Fleet membership, be sure to look for him.

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