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Dinner with a Scientist


With A Scientist

Dinner with a Scientist is a unique opportunity for students to get excited about a career in science. Teachers attend the event with a four-student team. Students enjoy an evening with STEM professionals and participate in several hands-on presentations and activities.

Dinner with a Scientist is generously supported by the following community partners:

  • Columbia College
  • Front Porch
  • Stantec


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Dinner with a Scientist

December 4, 2023
Columbia College

Event Contact

Tricia Dunlap


DWAS Information

Stephen Callahan, SJCOE

Closing Keynote Speaker and Activity

Stephen Callahan

Educational Technology and Engineering Design Coordinator, SJCOE

Most days Stephen Callahan, Educational Technology and Engineering Design Coordinator for the San Joaquin County Office of Education, can be found at the SJCOE FabLab, a 7,000-square-foot makerspace in Stockton California. Stephen facilitates field trips on topics from wearable technology to artificial intelligence. He also teaches summer camps at the FabLab on topics from computer graphics to Lego Robotics.

As a member of the faculty of the STEM Master’s program at Teachers College of San Joaquin, Stephen also teaches educators computer science and engineering. Also, Stephen leads teachers’ professional learning on topics from Physics and Chemistry to Data and Computer Science. When he isn’t teaching, Stephen keeps busy by writing curriculum for CodeStack STEAM, engineering new exhibits for students and teachers, or recording new teacher professional learning videos. Stephen is a Google Innovator, Google Trainer, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, and he has collected other tech certifications from Apple, Adobe, and more. Stephen was also the Robert Tinker Fellow for the Concord Consortium in 2021!

For more information about the SJCOE FabLab visit:

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