UCSD Summer 2010 College Exploration

College Exploration Curriculum Partners

San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory
San Diego Supercomputer Center
Fab Lab San Diego

San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory

Since 1945, San Diego Youth Symphony (SDYS) has given thousands of musicians the opportunity to study and perform classical repertoire at a highly advanced level. It is the sixth oldest continuously operating youth orchestra in the United States and the resident youth orchestra in the City of San Diego’s historic Balboa Park. SDYS’ program has grown during the thirteen-year tenure of Artistic Director Jeff Edmons from one orchestra to three advanced symphony orchestras and four large ensembles for students at the intermediate and introductory levels. In addition, the organization now trains over fifty students of all levels in chamber music, including string quartets and octet, wind and brass ensembles, advanced percussion, and jazz. 

As the region’s leading youth music program, SDYS attracts student musicians of all skill levels from across San Diego County as well as neighboring Imperial and Riverside counties. SDYS’ musical excellence has been recognized nationally with a Music Alive/League of American Orchestras “Composer-in-Residence” award. In its 63 years history, the orchestra has performed 13 foreign concert tours in 18 foreign countries. It now hosts the only International Youth Symphony exchange program organized by Rotary International Youth Exchange.

SDYS student musicians routinely participate in national and international music camps, including Tanglewood, Interlochen, Aspen, and the Kennedy Center . In addition to students’ musical successes while enrolled with SDYS, many have gone on to leading conservatories and professional careers in performance, composition, and music education.

Middle and High School Summer 2010 Science and Technology Workshops

Summer 2010 promises to be a summer of fun and learning at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. We are offering an array of workshops from digital art and media to digital photography to animation to Matlab to Maya and 3D Modeling and our new Biotech Academy. Workshops are open to students in middle and high school but please see each individual workshop description as some workshops are specific to high school students only. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

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Fab Lab San Diego

The Fab Lab is an advanced digital design and fabrication laboratory that allows community members access to high-tech tools in order to actualize ideas through design and fabrication.

The Fab Lab in San Diego is one of over thirty in the Global Fab Lab Network, and the only on the US West Coast. Around the globe, people have utilized the tools associated with the Fab Lab to create the things that they desire or need. This has ranged from innovations related to communications technologies to arts and handicrafts. Most of these have been created by newcomers to such technologies, many by youth.

The Fab Lab San Diego offers multiple services within the community:

Serving youth through hands-on learning experiences related to to technology and science that prepare them to be self-assured players in their college and career undertakings is a core value of the Fab Lab SD.

Small business development and incubation, as well as expanded access to innovative opportunities for professionals are nurtured through the Fab Lab SD’s pay-as-you-go model, allowing new businesses and independent contractors access to high tech machines without the upfront cost of purchase.

In house design and fabrication services further allow a platform for the generation of job opportunities for professionals working with Fab Lab, and often create a great stipend-supported apprenticeship opportunity for youth.

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