2017 Spring Luncheon: Be A Scientist

Please join us at our 2017 Spring Luncheon!

WHEN: Friday, May 12 from 11:00 am—1:30 pm
WHERE: Hs Lordships Restaurant on the Berkeley Marina

You can purchase tickets now or sponsor a table.


In recent years, the Schools Fund has worked in partnership with Berkeley middle schools to expand opportunities for more hands-on math and science learning experiences for students. This year’s theme, “Be A Scientist”, celebrates two middle school STEM initiatives and the individuals leading them.

Matt Hinckley, Educator of the Year. Matt is a science teacher at Longfellow Middle School as well as being the K-8 science teacher “lead” for implementation of the science curriculum. In addition, he has been working closely with the Schools Fund to bring the first Maker Space to the District at Longfellow Middle School for the 2017-18 school year.

Mary Wildermuth is an Associate Professor in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at UC Berkeley and a parent at King Middle School. Mary volunteered her time to develop “Be A Scientist”, a 7th grade science program that brings 200 science “mentors” from UC Berkeley to lead individual students at Berkeley’s three middle schools through a process of science inquiry and investigation.

View photos from the 2016 Spring Luncheon here!