Tinker Days Program Details
Tinker Days is designed to engage and inspire middle school students in Maker pedagogy to encourage the exploration and development of technical, mathematical, and artistic abilities. The hands-on sessions introduce participants to coding, modeling, crafting, sewing and building.
For each session, the Tinker Days coordinator and techs from Sonoma State will present a challenge for participants to work on both together and independently.
Andrea M., 8th grader
“Many girls are saying that this is one of the best summer programs they have done, and it is... they are 100% correct. I would really love to do this next year.”
Academy Instructors and Staff:
SSU faculty and students committed to broadening participation in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) are leading the Academy. Math Professor Natalie Hobson is the program coordinator and will lead each session with smaller cohorts supported by outstanding Sonoma State undergraduate student techs.
FREE. Supplies are provided throughout the academy; a healthy snack will be provided. Participants should bring their lunch.
To be eligible for the Tinker Days applicants must:
- Be current middle school students (currently in 7th through 9th grade).
- Attend a middle school in Sonoma County.
To be considered for participation, all online forms and recommendations must be completed:
- Tinker Days 2021 Application (personal data and personal statement)
- Video or audio submission (see application above)
- Recommendation from Math or Science Teacher (CTE Foundation to distribute)
The application period is closed.
Upon submission, CTE Foundation will email students’ recommenders requesting their recommendation. Teachers will have until Friday, November 5 to submit their recommendations. Applicants will be notified on or before November 22.
Questions: Call or email Leslie Simmons, (707) 755-5724