Casti Senior Finalist in Intel Science Talent Search
CNET, March 6, 2015
Forty of the brightest high school students from around the country are competing in the ultimate science fair, with projects that have the potential to save lives. The winner of the Intel Science Talent Search will be announced Tuesday, March 10, with a million dollars in awards up for grabs. Previous winners have gone on to win the Nobel Prize. CNET's Kara Tsuboi talked to two finalists who hope their projects can help people who are sick.
Engaging Girls in Computer Science
Independent Schools Magazine, Spring 2015
by Ann Greyson
How can schools help inspire and sustain interest in computer science among girls?
Teens stoke their passion for science
Palo Alto Online, July 11, 2014
Castilleja graduate Stephanie Flamen '14, seeks hands-on science experience beyond the classroom at a research laboratory at Stanford University.
DESIGNING Science Research Methods Modules - through which girls can practice critical thinking, data analysis, computing, and programming, as well as learn how to frame problems that need to be solved, treat evidence, design experiments, and communicate results in meaningful ways so they are prepared for work in a laboratory
REDESIGNING our mathematics curriculum so that students to acquire broad mathematical proficiency, demonstrated by clear thinking, strategic inquiry, procedural agility, productive perseverance, and conceptual understanding at every level. Our revised math sequence in the ninth grade allows students to gain the competence and confidence to become more effective communicators, collaborators, and innovators in the 21st century
PLACING 17 girls into meaningful scientific summer internships through the SIP Program at UC Santa Cruz
IMPLEMENTING an iPad Pilot in grades 6-9, where tablets inspire interdisciplinary classroom connections and facilitate curricular innovations at an unprecedented rate; he portability and functionality of iPads positions them to be one of “the next big things” in academic technology, enabling students to think critically, act collaboratively, and learn comprehensively. Peek into iPad happenings in all subject areas with the iPadShowcase website created by Academic Technology Director Jen Gaspar-Santos
OFFERING a robust Computer Science Program, with specialized classes as well as interdisciplinary programming opportunities integrated into other courses;
SECURING a $250,000 Educational Leadership Grant from the Edward. E. Ford Foundation so we can create metrics to evaluate the impact of these STEAM achievements and other curricular innovations