When and where are ThoughtSTEM workshops held?
At the moment, ThoughtSTEM workshops are held between 10am-12pm and 2-4pm on Sundays in room 1202 of the Computer Science and Engineering building at UC San Diego.
Who helps my kids at the workshops?
ThoughtSTEM has hired several undergraduate mentors from UC San Diego to help mentor your kids. All of the mentors are highly qualified in both teaching and programming. Check out our About Us
page for more information. We try to maintain a 8:1 student to mentor ratio in order to ensure your student gets the attention they deserve!
How do I sign up?
When do I pay?
You can pay online! When you register your child, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to pay through our secure online payment system.
So how much does it cost?
The cost for the workshop is $50, but we are currently running discounts.
What are the current discounts?
- We have sibling discounts if you have two children ($40 for each child) or three or more children ($30 for each child).
- If you purchase 10 workshops in advance, each workshop is only $35.
If I purchase 10 workshops in advance, does my student have to attend the next 10 consecutive workshops?
No! We will keep a "punch card" for your student to keep track of their 10 workshops. This way your student can miss a workshop here and there without any problem.
Can I as a parent stay at the workshop or do I have to leave my student there alone?
Parents are always allowed to stick around during the workshops. We would encourage you to let your child do the projects on their own, but you are welcome to learn with them!
Is it a problem if my student can only come every other week?
It's not a problem at all! We've designed these workshops so that students can jump in at any skill level at any time. We have challenges available for all skill levels and our mentors will help your student decide which challenges would be best to pursue
Should my student bring a snack to the workshop?
We provide water and granola bars at the workshop, which are accessible by the students at any time during the workshop!