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Mentors & Judges for SF High School Biotech Academy Student Capstone Projects

  • Provided By: San Francisco Unified School District
  • Start Date: Apr 19, 2016
  • Grade Level: High School Senior
  • Location:

    San Francisco

Project Type

Judge science competitions, Mentor a student

Brief Description of Project

Seeking Mentors and Judges for SF Biotech Academy Student Capstone Projects

Biotech Academy seniors at the Wallenberg High School in the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) are preparing for their year-end Capstone Projects and need your help as mentors and judges. Student Capstone Projects focus on designing a biotech solution to a real world problem. Students are challenged to think like entrepreneurs, identifying and planning for the range of technical, business, legal and ethical issues related to their biotech solution.

Brief Description of Needed Volunteer Responsibilities

The students need your practical experience in defining and managing their projects (e.g., definition of scope and time management). Mentors don’t need to be technical experts, but they should feel comfortable with project management and supporting youth. Past mentors commented how inspired they were by the students’ creativity and out-of-the box thinking. Won’t you consider mentoring a group of enthusiastic young scientists? Mentors Mentors provide project management guidance to a small group of Biotech Academy seniors. They meet with their assigned student team at Wallenberg High School at 40 Vega Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 (Western Addition neighborhood) • Meeting #1: Tuesday, April 19th from 12:30pm – 3pm • Meeting #2: Tuesday, May 10th from 12:30pm – 3pm (in person or via Skype) Mentors may also support their student teams, as needed, with one or two phone and email touchpoints the course of their project. Judges Judges listen to student team’s final presentations of their Capstone Project and complete an evaluation form for each team. Judges will be provided a scorecard to evaluate presentations on criteria such as presentation skills, clarity of definition of both the “real world” problem and the solution. Note: Mentors can also judge, although we ask that they recuse themselves from judging the teams they mentored. Date: Week of May 16th. Exact date and time are TBD Location: Wallenberg High School Biotech Academy Class 40 Vega Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 (Western Addition neighborhood)

Contact Rita Molloy

Contact E-Mail: molloyr@sfusd.edu

Contact Phone: 415-379-7768