FS Physics Hero IMG 1131 1000px 2In the fall of 2017, eight adventurous Nueva students enrolled in “Physics Research,” a new course created by Nueva Upper School founding faculty member Mark Hurwitz. Mark was inspired by his own first immersive experience in research when, as a college senior, his electrical engineering professor recognized Mark’s interests and offered him challenging problems to pursue.

That experience now drives Mark to develop opportunities for Nueva students to find inspiration in scientific research. With over 15 years' experience as a satellite-building researcher at UC Berkeley, Mark knows firsthand the importance of having his students grapple with authentic, real-world problems.

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On Saturday, March 24, Nueva families, trustees, leadership, faculty, and staff gathered at the Annual Benefit Auction to raise funds for student financial aid. The evening's festivities, themed “Beyond the Yellow Brick Road,” celebrated an important Nueva tradition of coming together as a community to support meaningful fundraising for the school.

10 PeninsulaBridge peninsulabridgeNow in its second year, Nueva’s partnership with the Peninsula Bridge after-school enrichment program continues to grow and change in exciting ways.

Every Monday and Friday afternoon, middle school students from local public schools in and around San Mateo come to Nueva's Bay Meadows campus to work on English and language arts (ELA) and math. Nueva teachers Michaela Danek and Wes Patten work with eight Nueva student TAs to share Nueva’s pedagogical values with Peninsula Bridge students, focusing on project-based learning opportunities.

STEM Fair 2018

On Sunday, March 18, nearly 1,200 visitors traveled to Nueva's upper school campus for the annual STEM Fair. This year's program offerings included partnerships with the San Mateo Astronomical Society, Virtual Reality Experience, GoBabyGo!, and iD Tech Camps. From marble runs and human generated electricity to science raps and the amazing poster pavilion, there was something for everyone to enjoy.

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“You begin with the possibilities of material.”
— Robert Rauschenberg, Artist

Nearly 150 Nueva community members came together to enjoy contemporary art at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) on Saturday, March 10. Families attended a special weekend tour with Lower School Art Specialist Reenie Charrière, a practicing artist and former museum educator who guided them through the retrospective entitled Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules.

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