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celebrating 50 years of education, innovation, and success
10 Students selected to explore Ecuador in 2014
Scientists are not born they are made.
Science is full of imagination

Health Initiative
Participants gather knowledge and become advocates for health issues affecting their communities and the Nation.

Energy Initiative
Participants study alternative forms of energy, conduct experiments, and use community outreach to display experiments on alternative forms of energy.

Water Initiative
Participants learn about and become advocates for San Diego's current water issues through research, presentations, and field experiments.

Green Living Initiative
Participants explore "green" fashion, conduct climate change research, and use video and photography to advocate for a "green" lifestyle.

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You're Invited to our 50th Anniversary Luncheon!

Join us on
July 23, 2014
from 11am-1pm


Enjoy great food, music and Networking opportunities.

Meet our Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Wanda Austin,
CEO of the Aerospace Corporation













EIS was founded 50 years ago in Southeast San Diego. EIS's founder, Tom Watts, was an elementary school teacher who taught in the neighborhood. His students had bright, inquisitive minds, endless potential, but few opportunities. Mr. Watts started a hands-on, exploratory science club in the back of his classroom.

He believed that science education would provide a strong foundation for the students to continue on to college and to succeed in the rapidly expanding STEM-skilled workforce. The after-school club thrived. EIS became one of the first, and finest, after-school STEM programs in the United States.

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EIS has provided hands-on STEM based learning and exploration for 50 years.