Thank You!
A big thanks to everyone who joined us at the 2019 B.A.T.S. Teen Career Conference! You can see photos of the event here. #batsTCC19

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2019 B.A.T.S.

Teen Career Conference

Saturday, April 6, 2019  9:00am - 2:45pm

San Francisco Zoo & Gardens

All Bay Area 8th -12th grade students are invited to join us for our annual Teen Career Conference! This event is the perfect opportunity to meet and discuss your interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) with undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and STEM industry and education professionals. You'll also gain valuable insights and tips about college and career preparation.

Registration is FREE for Students!

Includes Free Zoo Admission, Raffle, and Lunch!

Full conference and registration details below.

To see details and photos from last year's event, please click here.

Visualize Your Future in STEM!


SCHEDULE

  • 9:00a-9:30a: Check-In
  • 9:30a-10:00a: Welcome and Keynote Presentation
  • 10:15a-11:30a: Morning Workshops
  • 11:45a-12:15p: Lunch
  • 12:30p-1:45p: Afternoon Workshops
  • 2:00p-2:30p: College & Career Insight Panel
  • 2:30p-2:45p: Raffle
  • 2:45p: Explore the Zoo at Your Leisure!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS

PARKING NOT INCLUDED: PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE ZOO PARKING LOT TO DROP OFF STUDENTS IF YOU DO NOT PLAN TO SPEND THE DAY AT THE ZOO. If you enter the Zoo parking lot for any reason, you will have to pay a $12 parking fee to exit. To avoid the parking fee, drop passengers off at the corner of Sloat Blvd and 47th Ave. See map here.

NO ADULT ENTRY: Parents/Guardians will not be allowed access to the event area. They are, however, encouraged to purchase a regular full price Zoo adult admission ticket and enjoy a day at the Zoo while their children attend the conference.  Please note that a regular Zoo adult admission ticket does not include the $12 parking fee.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER


Sophia Batchelor

Sophia really likes science! And she quite enjoys building things too. As a graduating senior at UC Berkeley majoring in Psychology with Honors, as well as Interdisciplinary Studies within Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Bioethics, she's taking a creative approach to her research, by building Augmented and Virtual Reality tools to try to understand the "why" of "what" we are by looking at the brain and technology. You could say her ultimate research goal is to understand through a bioscience lens how we interpret and interact with the world.

Sophia is also a proud Kiwi (meaning she's originally from New Zealand), and purposely picks projects that she has no previous knowledge about because not only does she want to learn about them, but because they are challenging, and she finds challenges fun! In addition, she's currently the Vice President of Virtual Reality at Berkeley, the largest student led VR organization in the United States. Previously Sophia interned at CodeCombat and NewPathVR, and worked as a Research Assistant at both UC Berkeley and the University of Florida. She also enjoys a very active lifestyle, and was a 2012 Olympic Qualifier and served as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at the New Zealand Institute of Sport. Her awards and other achievements in both athletics and academics are impressive, and include a 2012 Duckworth Trophy for Outstanding Accomplishment in Academic Pursuits and Athletic Performance. Above all, Sophia sees the youth of today as users, creators, and builders of the future, and thus only asks of them to try to build it brighter.

Register below now to engage with Sophia and find out how you can also prepare for exciting careers in Augmented/Virtual Reality, Neuroscience, and other fascinating STEM fields of the future!


COLLEGE & CAREER INSIGHT PANEL

They've been where you're at now, so don't miss this chance to ask your questions and learn from our amazing panelists below!


Monica Gallego Rude, Founder/Director of Gomundo
Monica has spent the entirety of her career working in admissions both in the United States and internationally. She enjoys helping students of all academic interests and backgrounds find and tell their best stories in their personal statements so they can ultimately be admitted to and attend their best-fit universities. Her students have been admitted to a variety of highly selective colleges, including both Ivy League and Russell Group institutions.


Nik Evasco, Youth Engagement Fellow at World Savvy
After receiving a Bachelor’s in International Affairs from George Washington University, Nik taught English as a Foreign Language in South Korea. While in Korea, Nik developed a passion for education as a path to deepening cross-cultural and community ties. After relocating to the Bay Area, they are currently pursuing a Master’s in Migration Studies focusing on the intersections of climate change and forced displacement. Through this program, they have spent time working with migrants in transit in Mexico through service learning.


Carl Domingo, Global Student Programs Manager at Unity
Having been a tour guide for several years at his college and seeing the power of students at hackathons and other such events, Carl works every day to help build pathways and create opportunities for students all over the world. At Unity, the company building software to power games like Pokemon GO, Carl helps provide software licenses at no charge for in-class instruction to qualifying academic institutions at any level. Find out more at Unity for Education.


Madeeha Khan, Communications and Workshop Team Member at TeenTechSF
High school junior Madeeha helps TeenTechSF organize events that connect 2000+ teens with tech leaders and opportunities each year, and is the 2019 STEM Inclusivity Summit Co-Chair. Madeeha is also a TechHive intern at UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science, an intern at UCSF Benioff’s Children’s Hospital, a member of the robotics team and Co-President of her high school's Muslim Student Association, and an overall well-rounded and accomplished student dedicating an abundance of time to volunteering!


Claudia Bucheli, Research Assistant at UC Berkeley's Department of Plant & Microbial Biology and Team Member at The CLEAR Project
Claudia received her bachelor’s degree in Cell and Molecular Biology at San Francisco State University. Her current research at UC Berkeley in a plant biology lab has her studying a grass called Setaria viridis, and a grain called Sorghum bicolor. Her Setaria project uses genetic engineering to help the plant grow bigger. In the Sorghum project, she studies the strategies that Sorghum uses to survive during droughts. Both projects can help increase agricultural yields to feed a hungry world!

Sophia Batchelor, 2019 B.A.T.S. Keynote Speaker and Graduating Senior at UC Berkeley
As a graduating senior at UC Berkeley majoring in Psychology with Honors, as well as Interdisciplinary Studies within Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Bioethics, Sophia is taking a creative approach to her research, by building Augmented and Virtual Reality tools to try to understand the "why" of "what" we are by looking at the brain and technology. You could say her ultimate research goal is to understand through a bioscience lens how we interpret and interact with the world!

Brendan Tsuda, Sophomore at UC Berkeley and Member of BEAM
Brendan is currently majoring in Chemical Biology and hoping to pursue a minor in Astrophysics at UC Berkeley. He offers his time to teaching kids science at local elementary and middle schools as a site leader in the mentoring club, Berkeley Engineers and Mentors (BEAM). He is also part of an undergraduate research program that analyzes data collected by robots on the structure and light properties of nanocrystals.


SKILL-BUILDING WORKSHOPS

Click on the images below to get more information about the skill-building workshops you will be able to choose from!


SOLD OUT!

The conference is currently sold out, and our waitlist is full. If more spots become available, they'll be accessible on our Eventbrite page here.

Location, Parking, and Public Transit Information

Please click here for all location and parking details and the various public transit options for getting to the 2019 Teen Career Conference.

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