THE MUSES support and promote the California Science Center Foundation and its education programs for youth.
THE MUSES Support
The annual California State Science Fair recognizes the achievements of 1,000 middle and high school students who win top honors at their county and regional science fairs to qualify for this statewide competition. THE MUSES contribute funding to help underwrite items such as the awards ceremonies and photography, and also volunteer time at this two-day event.
Community Youth Programs offer science enrichment opportunities: Curator Kids Club for ages 11-13; and the Community Teen Program for ages 15-17. THE MUSES' financial investment and volunteer participation during field trips, interview workshops and family celebrations help strengthen the science literacy of deserving local youth.
THE MUSES fund scholarships which provide pre-K through 8th grade children from low-income families with the opportunity to participate in hands-on science classes at the California Science Center during the summer.
Woman of the Year Fundraiser
The annual Woman of the Year event is the major fundraiser that allows THE MUSES to support youth education programs at the California Science Center.
Each year this event honors a woman or women who have made outstanding contributions in the field of science, industry or the arts. For 2013, THE MUSES is pleased to honor Val Zavala, KCET Vice President of News and Public Affairs, and Dr. Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College at Claremont and a renowned computer scientist and scholar.
Please save the date of April 13, 2013 for our upcoming Women of the Year Luncheon where our honorees will each speak about their distinguished careers, followed by a live interview of Dr. Klawe by Ms. Zavala.
See a list of former honorees.
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Join us as a member of THE MUSES to support youth education experiences in the fields of science, math and technology at the California Science Center. THE MUSES hold meetings, programs or activities from September through June and raise funds for our three key programs described above.
- Annual dues paid within sixty days from the beginning of the fiscal year (July 1).
- Membership with the California Science Center, in addition to THE MUSES membership
- Purchase one ticket, or make an equivalent donation, for the major fundraising event of the year
Click here to download an enrollment form.
For more information, please contact Jacky Goh at (213) 744-7494 or [email protected].