July 2023 Newsletter

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Shop at Kendra Scott and Give Back to EIS

Help EIS raise funds by shopping in person today, July 15th or online July 15-16th.

  •  July 15, Kendra Scott Fundraiser – Fashion Valley Mall!
    • During this event, 20% of sales on that day will go to EIS.
    • Raffle and Prizes for everyone at the store!
    •  An online giveback code that is valid for 48 hours was created for EIS so any supporters or family and friends that cannot attend the in-person event are still able to give back.
  • July 15-16, Online

Save the Date: August 12th!

We can hardly wait for our August Open House. Join us for fun and community as part of the Southeast Science and Art Expo!

  • Saturday August 12, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
    • Teton Science School students will present about their Wyoming expedition
    • Hands-on Wave Project interactive display
    • EIS Tours
    • Be That Girl information table and more!

Thank you to our Education Staff, Board member Beto Vasquez, and our awesome interns and volunteers who will make this event so much fun!.

Girls Take Flight Drone Pilot Fatima “Lee” Laugo

We couldn’t be happier to hear about the impact Girls Take Flight has had on young women in southeastern San Diego. San Diego Foundation, which is a long time funder recently interviewed a program graduate.

For Fatima “Lee” Laugo, a recent graduate of Morse High School in San Diego, participating in the 24-week Girls Take Flight program provided the support system she needed to pursue her goal of becoming an aerospace engineer.

“When I first heard about the program, I understood immediately that it entailed a STEM environment, but it would be able to teach me the fundamentals of aerospace and aerodynamics, which aligned perfectly with my goals,” she said. “Additionally, [Girls Take Flight] promoted an environment where I would be supported by women and young girls – which was a support system I lacked.”
Continue reading at https://www.sdfoundation.org/news-events/sdf-news/lee-takes-flight-and-pursues-her-dreams/

San Diego Foundation is one of many important funders who ensure that Girls Take Flight is free for the students who need it most! Other current funders include Alaska Airlines, American Association of University Women (AAUW), BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, General Atomics, Macy’s, Northrop Grumman, and San Diego Gas & Electric.

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint This Summer

We are grateful for the amazing high school and college interns who are part of San Diego Institute of Science and Technology. They are helping support summer camp this year. Three of the things they have been doing is helping us stay green by using leftovers from student’s lunches to compost, create meals for EIS staff, and donating to our local farm to use as feed for their farm animals wildwillowfarm.org.

Thank you Baltazar Perez for your guidance of these interns! 




Have you participated in programs or volunteered at the Elementary Institute of Science?
Whether you’re still in high school, college, working or retired, we want to know what you’ve been up to and if you have thoughts about any impact EIS had on your life or career. Please send an email to our Development Assistant, Leah Oviedo at loviedo@eisca.org.

EIS alumni are invited to join our official group to reconnect and stay updated on future reunions. Facebook.com/groups/AlumniConnectEIS

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Elementary Institute of Science
608 51st Street
San Diego, CA 92114


Use the form below to contact EIS staff, and we will respond as quickly as possible!

Elementary Institute of Science
608 51st Street
San Diego, CA 92114