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Pedrozzi Young Scholars visit Las Positas College

Pedrozzi Young Scholars, 6th to 8th graders, had an exciting opportunity to visit Las Positas College's campus to meet the Talk Hawks, Las Positas College's forensics team. The Pedrozzi Young Scholars enjoyed their interactions with the college students and they learned a lot! They learned speech and debate tips, and they even got to participate [...]

Pedrozzi Young Scholars – Construction Management Presentation

One of the goals of the Pedrozzi Young Scholars program is to introduce our young scholars to information and resources that will help prepare them for bright futures. In September, our Pedrozzi Young Scholars had an exciting opportunity to learn about construction management through a presentation by Pedrozzi Scholar Jennifer Padilla. Jennifer attends California Polytechnic [...]

Pedrozzi Young Scholars – Virtually meet Author Mary Roach

A group of Pedrozzi Young Scholars had a unique opportunity to virtually connect with author, Mary Roach, author of Packing for Mars for Kids! In a hybrid presentation at Marilyn Avenue School, thirty-six Pedrozzi Young Scholars in grades five to eight, had an opportunity to virtually meet the author and to ask interesting questions about [...]

2022 Cohort of Pedrozzi Young Scholars Selected

The newest Pedrozzi Young Scholars, along with family and friends, were excited to return to the Bankhead Theater in downtown Livermore for the Foundation’s annual recognition event.  These eleven 5th-graders from Marylin Avenue Elementary School were selected for being model students with strong academic accomplishments. The Pedrozzi Young Scholar Program promotes equity in opportunity for [...]

Pedrozzi Young Scholars – Volts and Bolts

A key component of the Pedrozzi Young Scholars Program is providing participants opportunities to engage with community activities. Through our strong partnership with the Quest Science Center, most of the scholars did that this summer through the in-person, week-long science camps: Volts and Bolts. Thanks to the generosity of John Houghton, long-time Pedrozzi supporter and [...]

Pedrozzi Young Scholars – Virtual Family Social

Scholars and Families at the 2020 Potluck This time last year, the Pedrozzi Young Scholars and families were gathering together for the Annual Family Potluck Social, full of socializing, laughter, food, games, and fun. In 2021, the event looked a little bit different; the Scholars and families participated in the first Virtual Family [...]

Pedrozzi Young Scholars – Art Renaissance Workshop

Thanks to a partnership with Quest Science Center, a group of Pedrozzi Young Scholars participated in an Art Renaissance Workshop inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Local art teacher Thomasin Dewhurst taught the Scholars via Zoom over a few sessions. Each Pedrozzi Young Scholar received a kit of materials so that they could participate [...]

Pedrozzi Young Scholars – Visit from Dr. Monica Moya

The middle school cohorts of the Pedrozzi Young Scholars were visited by Dr. Monica Moya, a biomedical engineer researcher from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Monica is a volunteer for the Pedrozzi Foundation, serving on the Outreach Committee and the Pedrozzi Young Scholars Working Group.   Monica spent some time sharing about the work she [...]

Pedrozzi Young Scholars – Ninth Graders Visit UC Berkeley for College Day

All seven of the 9th grade Pedrozzi Young Scholars attended the College Information Day on October 12th at UC Berkeley, hosted by the East Bay Consortium. The program exists to provide middle and high school students and families the opportunity to explore the infinite higher education options that lay ahead of them. All students and [...]

Pedrozzi Young Scholars – Las Positas College Talk Hawks Visit

The middle school cohorts of the Pedrozzi Young Scholars Program recently took their annual trip to Las Positas College to meet with the award-winning Forensics team, the Las Positas Talk Hawks. Each year, the Scholars learn about public speaking. The cohorts traveled to LPC via a Wheels bus. After arriving on campus and getting settled [...]

Electrical Engineer Laura Kegelmeyer Speaks to Pedrozzi Young Scholars

Electrical engineer for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Laura Kegelmeyer spoke to the Pedrozzi Young Scholars at Marylin Avenue School to explain her family's journey from living in a small town in Central Italy to her being born in US and now the working on the largest laser in the world. Laura began her [...]

Pedrozzi Young Scholar Program Welcomes Newest Cohort

Front Row L to R: Alondra García, Kimberly Arizmendi, Guillermo Zambrano, Jorge Carrillo, Jonathan R. Chavarria, Jesse Peterson, Carlos Cabrera, Ms. GargerMiddle Row L to R: Daniela Cristobal Salazar, Alana Manan, Itzayana Reyna, Giselle Vera, Eduardo Ibarra, Leslie Hernandez, Hannah Riddle, Mrs. RosendinBack Row L to R: Sharon Draggoo, Maggie Tufts, Denise Nathanson, Carolyn Siegfried, [...]

Pedrozzi Young Scholars – Science on Saturday

Recently, the Pedrozzi Young Scholars attended a Science on Saturday lecture presented by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Science on Saturdays is a series of free science lectures for middle and high school students. The topic the Pedrozzi Young Scholars attended was "Seed, Soil and Spread: 3D bioprinted model for metastatic brain tumors" with speaker Dr. [...]

Pedrozzi Young Scholars – St. Mary’s College of California Tour

The Pedrozzi Young Scholars and their families were invited to a St. Mary's College of California tour to get a glimpse of the college experience. The Scholars enjoyed walking around the campus and seeing the beautiful grounds of St. Mary's College, surrounded by the hills of Moraga. The Scholars were led on their tour by [...]

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