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STEMM Magnet

Welcome Prospective Parents and Students

If you are interested in applying to our STEMM Magnet for the 2019- 2020 school year, please click on our logo below to learn more about us. 
Senior Send-off
 
On May 23 the STEMM Magnet held its annual Senior Send-off to celebrate the accomplishments of the STEMM class of 2019.  Seniors received their white magnet stoles to be worn at graduation and every student received a personalized certificate of accomplishment from a magnet teacher.  The class of 2019 were a phenomenal group.  Seven seniors were finalist for the prestigious Questbridge Scholarship and two students, Citlali Aguilera-Rico and Sifath Manan, were awarded Posse Scholarships.  The Posse Foundation identifies, recruits and trains individuals with extraordinary leadership potential. Posse Scholars receive full-tuition leadership scholarships from Posse partnership colleges and universities.  Sifath will be attending UC Berkeley and Citalali will be attending Middlebury College in Vermont.
STEMM Students with Buzz Aldrin
 

A group of our STEMM students had the opportunity to meet Astronaut Buzz Aldrin at a World Affairs Council Event.

 
Aviation Career Day at Van Nuys Airport
 
On May 2nd over one hundred students from Verdugo Hills High School attended Aviation Career Day at Van Nuys Airport.  Forty-seven organizations related to aviation participated in the event.  Students learned about internships, summer job opportunities, and careers in aviation and aerospace. In addition to the vendors, students were able to see and board historic airplanes and contemporary aircraft.
World Affairs Council Event with Secretary Janet Napolitano
 
On April 9th, fourteen STEMM Magnet students attended an event with Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security under Obama, former Governor of Arizona, and current President of the University of California.  There was a special student briefing in which our students were able to field questions.
World Affairs Council Event with Richard Baldwin PhD
 
In January a group of STEMM students had the opportunity to attend a luncheon at the prestigious California Club with renowned economist Richard Baldwin.  Richard Baldwin is a professor at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. He is an expert on Globalization and spoke on robotics, automation, and the labor market. Prior to the luncheon, our students invited to a student briefing and Q & A session with Professor Baldwin.
World Affairs Council Conference on the Future of the Automobile
 
On May 3rd, a select group of thirty STEMM Magnet students attended a conference on the future of the automobile at the Petersen Museum.  Franz Von Holzhausen, the chief design engineer of Tesla was the keynote speaker. Students attended breakout sessions on autonomous vehicles, cutting edge technologies, the future of transportation in Los Angeles.
 

JPL Field Trip

 
On September 14th, seven of our STEMM magnet students, Ms. Mendez, and Mr. Barcenas attended a VIP briefing at JPL on the final hours of the Cassini Saturn probe at the invitation of State Senator Anthony Portantino.  Our students were able to meet the mission scientists and engineers and see real time photos and data from Saturn.