STEAM ENGINE (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics: Engaging Imagination and Nurturing Excitement) is a collaboration between Buck Institute researchers and science teachers in Marin and Sonoma Counties. Teachers attending STEAM ENGINE workshops have an opportunity to learn about cutting edge science and brainstorm strategies to convey the excitement of new discoveries into the classroom. STEAM ENGINE supports the implementation of these strategies in the classroom with grants for supplies and materials. In collaboration with the Marin County Office of Education, STEAM ENGINE also provides unique professional development opportunities that illustrate real life examples of science and engineering practices. In our first three years, the program has involved more than 50 teachers at 40 schools in Marin and Sonoma counties. STEAM ENGINE has impacted more than 5000 local students.

Dive Into Databases June 13-14 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (2 days)

Join scientists from the Buck Institute and fellow teachers to explore ways to create engaging classroom projects that address the Next Generation Science Standards. The theme of the workshop will be projects that capitalize on the “Omics” revolution. There will be demonstrations of how to use the content of the “Omics” databases most relevant to human genetic diseases. To sign up for “Behind the Scenes at the Buck” click here.

To sign up for “Dive into Databases”  click here.

To download, the flyer click here.

For more information on the STEAM ENGINE workshops or to be added to our mailing list, email

To sign up for STEAM ENGINE workshops  via email or mail, return this form to or STEAM ENGINE, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, 8001 Redwood Blvd, Novato, Ca 94949.

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