Community Education Programs

California Environmental Legacy Project (CELP)

A multi-institutional collaborative effort among scientists, educators, and media professionals aimed at increasing science literacy and connecting state, regional, and local levels of understanding about environmental change.

Contact: Dr. Jim Baxter, CELP Director (916) 278-4047 e-mail:

Partners: Humboldt State University, UC Davis, San Diego National History Museum, California State Parks, National Park Service & USGS

Community Engagement Center

The Community Engagement Center strives to empower Sacramento State students to develop and possess the skills necessary to become "engaged" citizens in their community through various aspects of engagement - volunteerism, community service, service learning, and civic engagement.

Contact: Sheila Macias, Director (916) 278-4610

Engineering Expo

Held each spring this event showcases student engineering projects including a concrete canoe, a mini Baja car, a formula race car, remote controlled helicopters, a hover craft and features the Smackdown in Sactown tournament of battling robots event. The Engineering Expo is free and open to the public.

Contact: Dr. Sue Holl, Mechanical Engineering Dept. (916) 278-6624

STEM Scholars Public Lecture Series

The Center for STEM Excellence sponsors a four-speaker lecture series annually focusing on research and scholarly pursuits at Sacramento State. Scholars discuss current topics from volcanoes to video games and share their research with the community. Talks are free and are designed for a general audience.

Contact: Sharon Puricelli, STEM Program Coordinator (916) 278-2789

Partners: College of Education, College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Health and Human Services, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies at Sacramento State

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