Events

Dinner with a Scientist

Since 2009, OUSD has been hosting Dinner with a Scientist to bring together local scientists, teachers, and students to celebrate science. These award winning events take place at the end of each school year and have been featured in local newspapers and the White House Blog.

Over the course of the evening, teachers and students meet researchers, university professors, engineers, doctors, veterinarians, and even forensic scientists. Each scientist talks about their work, leads an activity, and answers questions, switching tables every 30 minutes. Four semi-formal events are scheduled each year, three for elementary and one for secondary, serving a total of 700 people. The events are free to invited participants with costs offset by donations and local funders.


2015 Dinner with a Scientist

Snow Building, Oakland Zoo

Secondary Event (6-12)

Wednesday, April 29

Elementary Event (4th & 5th grade)

Tuesday, May 26 - Region 1
Wednesday, May 27 - Region 2
Thursday, May 28 - Region 3

Details and registration information will be available Spring 2015.

 

 

 


2014 Dinner with a Scientist

Snow Building, Oakland Zoo

Secondary Event (6-12)

April 30, sponsored by the Chevron Corporation
Event Program & Pictures

Elementary Event (4th & 5th grade)

May 27 - Region 1
Event Program & Pictures

May 28 - Region 2
Event Program & Pictures

May 29 - Region 3
Event Program & Pictures

Photographs by Howard Ruffner

Above is a one minute video that won Stemposium in 2010


2013 Dinner with a Scientist

Snow Building, Oakland Zoo

Secondary Event (grades 6-12)

May 1, 2013, sponsored by the Chevron Corporation
Event Program & Pictures

Elementary Events (grades 4-5)

May 28, 2013 - Region 1
Event Program & Pictures

May 29, 2013 - Region 2
Event Program & Pictures

May 30, 2013 - Region 3
Event Program & Pictures

Photographs by Howard Ruffner


2012 Dinner with a Scientist

Snow Building, Oakland Zoo

Secondary Event (grades 6-12)

May 2, 2012, sponsored by the Chevron Corporation
Event Program & Event pictures

Elementary Events

May 29, 2012 - Region 1
Event Program & Event Pictures

May 30, 2012 - Region 2
Event Program & Event Pictures

May 31, 2012 - Region 3
Event Program & Event Pictures

Photographs by Howard Ruffner


2011 Dinner with a Scientist

Snow Building, Oakland Zoo

Secondary Event (grades 6-12)

May 4, 2011, sponsored by the Chevron Corporation
Event Program & Pictures

Elementary Event (grades 4-5)

June 1, 2011
Event Program & Pictures

Photographs by Howard Ruffner


2010 Dinner with a Scientist

Snow Building, Oakland Zoo

Secondary Event (grades 6-12)

May 5, 2010, sponsored by the Chevron Corporation
Event program, planned in conjunction with National Lab Day.
Featured on the White House blog

Elementary Event (grades 4-5)

June 2, 2010
Event program
Featured in the Oakland Tribune


2009 Dinner with a Scientist

Chabot Space & Science Center

Secondary Event (grades 6-12)

May 6, 2009
Event program

Elementary Event (grades 4-5)

May 28, 2009
Event program