ABOUT THE ACADEMY

Square Root Academy is a S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) based non-profit organization dedicated to educating underrepresented youth on the fundamentals of S.T.E.M. while emphasizing collaborative learning, innovation, and academic excellence.

 

This goal is executed under our three key pillars: Community involvement, project based learning, and professional S.T.E.M. exposure. We expose Academy scholars to the growing field of S.T.E.M at no cost,  while promoting creativity, leadership, and academic excellence.

 

ABOUT THE ACADEMY

Square Root Academy is a S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) based non-profit organization dedicated to educating underrepresented youth on the fundamentals of S.T.E.M. while emphasizing collaborative learning, innovation, and academic excellence.

 

This goal is executed under our three key pillars: Community involvement, project based learning, and professional S.T.E.M. exposure. We expose Academy scholars to the growing field of S.T.E.M at no cost,  while promoting creativity, leadership, and academic excellence.

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After School Exploration

Our STEM Enrichment Series offers after school programming with fun STEM activities for scholars 5th through 12th grade.

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NGSS Knowledge Gains

All curriculum is built around Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) guaranteeing student are ready for the careers of the future. 

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Led by Certified Mentors

ALL learning sessions are led by ABET Accredited mentors on no more than a 1:7 mentor to scholar ratio, to provide the individualized attention scholars deserve

 

SQUARE ROOT NEWS

2018: The Year of Growth!

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2018 was the year of growth for the Academy!

 

We were able to serve 3000+ scholars throughout the Sacramento City, San Juan, Natomas, Elk Grove, and Woodland Joint Unified School districts. But we couldn't of done it alone.

 

Great feats require great people and we were lucky to partner with dozens of great community organizations including the Crocker Art Museum, the City of Sacramento and the Powerhouse Science Center.

 

And we can't forget about our industry partners who help us ensure our scholars are prepared to innovate the world of the future and this is thanks to our industry partners such as Intel, Amazon, PG&E, and SMUD.

 

Thanks for helping us spread that good 'ol STEM knowledge to our future generation of innovators and leaders.

Bringing in the new year at Governor-Elect Newsom's Family Celebration....Guess who brought the STEM?

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If you guessed us then you're right on the money! Besides, what good is a family celebration without some science right?

 

This past weekend we celebrated Governor-elect Gavin Newsom and guess what we got for him...if you guessed extravagant STEM experiences then you're absolutely right! There were vortex cannons, LED murals, projection mapping, Virtual Reality, and bunches and BUNCHES of other cool things for the community to interact with, thanks to our partners at Dynasty Video, Unseen Heroes, Crocker Art Museum, Robotics Evolution, and Maker HQ.

 

Needless to say we had a blast and we'd like to thank Governor-elect Newsom and his family for allowing us to provide them a STEM experience Square Root style.

Gather around Gather around The STEM Assembly's in town!

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Square Root Academy's STEM Assembly brings dozens of interactive tech experiences and transforms school auditoriums into living, breathing, hands-on science labs. From vortex cannon bowling to live demonstrations of some electrifying works of art all led by a qualified team of professionals, the STEM Assembly is sure to cause a positive obsessive fascination with science and desire to experiment!

 

If you'd like a STEM Assembly at your school click the link below.

40 under 40 Honors Square Root's very own Nicholas Haystings!

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Each year the Sacramento Business Journal acknowledges the top 40 business leaders under 40 years of age doing outstanding work throughout the Sacramento community. This is a prestigious honor and we are SO VERY PROUD to announce that our super amazing and hard working Co-Founder and Executive Director, Nicholas Haystings, was awarded this honor!

 

Please help us in congratulating Mr. Haystings! A job well done sir! The community appreciates you! This is not only a win for Mr. Haystings but a win for the Academy and the communities we serve. Visit the link to read more about the award!

Give the gift of STEM this Holiday season!

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The Academy has been fortunate enough to serve thousands of STEM-sational scholars and your support has been a catalyst in our ability to give. With your contribution you can help keep this STEM train going by clicking the "Donate" button on our page. Supporting the Academy not only helps the community but also positively impacts the future for all.

 

Give the gift of STEM and donate today!

Do It Yourself Science Time: Holiday Edition

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It’s holiday season so let’s get festive shall we?

 

Add some splashes of color to your custom holiday card to give it a happy pop of your expression. But why stop at just coloring your card when you can also add colorful noodles to the mix? That’s right, COLORFUL noodles. “But how do you color noodles?” Click the link below to see how the pro’s do it.

 

Happy Making!

Hiring: Operations Coordinator

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Everything we do is a community effort. We love what we do and love who we do it for. The community. If you enjoy giving back to your community and working along side passionate leaders we invite you to join us in giving the gift of STEM and apply today!

 

We have openings for the following position: Operations Coordinator. Click the button below to learn more about the position.

DIY SCI:Solar-Powered Lantern

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Did you know that the sun produces 173,000 terawatts? That’s 10,000x more power than Earth’s current population uses! LEDS use less electricity than regular light bulbs and they last a lot longer  too.

DIY SCI:Magic Potion

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When you combine baking soda and vinegar you create bubbles (also known as carbon dioxide gas!).

DIY SCI:Do You See What I See

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Did you know that light bends when it travels through different materials? This physics concept is known as refraction!

DIY SCI:Gost Bubbles

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What could be better than some fog on Halloween?
A fun and cool experiment with dry ice! Alright, so I’m sure we’ve all seen what happens when you add water to dry ice...but now add bubbles - sounds crazy cool right?! The science behind it is just as cool! Keep reading to find out exactly what’s happening!

A WARM WELCOME!

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We are BEYOND excited to announce that Square Root Academy is kicking off one of our first programs in the San Juan Unified School District THIS MONTH! What a true honor it is to bring more scientific experiences to MANY more scholars! CAN'T WAIT!

Interested in having us at a school near you? Click the button below to let us know!

DIY SCI: Lava Good Lamp

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Have you ever noticed oil floating in water? This is because of density! Water, which is more dense will sink to the bottom while oil floats to the top! Lava lamps, which typically use two liquids with close densities, are a great example of density at work.

FIELD TRIP! THANKS AMAZON!

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Last week, our friends at Amazon for took us on a tour of the Sacramento Amazon Fulfillment Center (SMF1)! A big thank you for letting our scholars take a look at what goes on after you click "buy" on Amazon!

DIY SCI: NOW YOU SEE IT...NOW YOU DON'T

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I CAN SEE IT... FADE FADE FADE

In the world of cleaning, bleach and water are an incomparable duo. Come break chemical bonds and watch colors disappear before your very eyes as we explore the workings of what happens when bleach meets water.

CHECK OUT OUR FRIENDS EVENTS!

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With School just around the corner, come check out these cool events hosted by our friends for some last minute summer fun!

Interested in making your own video game?! Take a look at Square One Clubs' 9 month long project Progressive Game Jam and other events in the link below!  

Click here to check it out!

Our friends at the Powerhouse Science Center aim to immerse scholars of all ages in the beauty that is science. On top of being an interactive natural history museum, they also have events and exhibits for all ages! 

Click here to check out some of the Powerhouse Science Center's upcoming events!

CALLING ALL STEM-HEADS!

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Are you passionate about STEM education? 

Do you enjoy working with curious and inquisitive minds? 

WE'RE HIRING!

To learn more about opportunities and positions at Square Root Academy come visit our website! We're looking for enthusiastic scholars to help us create welcoming environments for at-risk youth through learning experiences in STEM fields. Click on the button to learn more about the team!

THANKS FOR COMING!

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Once again, thank you for joining us for our BIGGEST event! We had such an amazing time at HtP a few weeks ago and we hope to see you all next year! Click to the link and follow @hackthepark for updates and pictures from the festivities!

Summer Summer Summer Programs!

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THE SRA STEM ENGINE RARELY STOPS! We just finished up our summer program at Barbara Comstock Morse Elementary, but keep an eye out for us at Rosa Parks Middle School this month! And don't forget to stay up to date by subscribing to our newsletter as we may be coming to a site near you.

DIY SCI: OOBLECK!!! (IS IT A SOLID OR A LIQUID?)

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What is it? Where has it come from? What does it want? What can it do?

Join us as we explore the state of the matter which is Oobleck and its rather interesting kind of solid kind of liquid form! Click the button below to DIY. Goo Gobs of fun awaits you!

Meet the Square Root Crew!

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Ever wondered who's a part of the Academy dream team that makes it all happen? Welp, here you are! Our STEM-sational mentors are the ones in the classroom, exposing the next generation to to the wonderful world of STEM. Oh the amount of beautiful minds in just this one picture! Click the button below to see more.

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