When the COVID-19 pandemic forced school closures beginning in
March, Jill Matsueda was initially optimistic about the potential
for Sacramento State’s Summer Youth Programs to offer welcome
respite to local kids and teens cooped up in their homes
That optimism changed first to heartbreak when she realized that
the programs, held on campus each June and July, also would be
affected by social-distancing protocols remaining in force into
summer. Her keen disappointment, however, changed to
determination when she and other University leaders decided
to forge ahead and offer the much-loved courses online.
Ever wondered what the next generation of 3D talent looks like?
We investigate how the youths of today are getting to grips with
3D in our interview with Henry Santos and John Bavaresco -
instructors of the ‘Modonauts’! Read
For most people, the term “summer school” evokes images of bored
students taking drivers education or making up a course they
failed during the regular school year.
But Sacramento State’s Academic Talent Search gives elementary,
middle and high school students a chance to try something unique,
leap frog regular school courses or tackle a particularly
interesting challenge, all while having fun in a university
Take more than 22,000 young scholars. Add a team of highly
motivated Sacramento State faculty, high school teachers and
industry professionals. Blend in the secret ingredient who
completes this special mix—director Terry Thomas—and what do you
have? The wildly popular Academic Talent Search.