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I'm sad to say that we do not have funds this year to run the iDesign-E CCSF program in 2015. We will work to try to get funds for 2016.

However we are running the iDesign-ST program at Laney College (a 30 minute BART ride from SF Balboa Park). More information is below.

Mark Martin

Dear Students, Teachers, Counselors, and Parents,
This summer the Laney College Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department is offering five programs for high school students in the Bay Area. If you’re a student, teacher, or parent - register your interest to learn more by going to:

The programs range from 4 to 5 weeks long and are focused on High School students earning college credit through hands-on activities. The programs are:

iDesign ST (June 15 - July 9, Mon-Thurs 9am - 4:30pm) Cost: FREE: Introduction to the Skilled Trades (or iDesign-ST) students will spend four weeks learning carpentry, welding, machining, and wood technology. This is a great opportunity for teens to determine if the trades might be a career path for them. Students will be creating their own take-home projects as well as working on group projects. Come learn what it takes to be a skilled trades person. Deadline for application is May 15, 2015 and more details are in the attached flyer.
The course is open to both High School students and recent grads, and we’re especially interested in high school seniors who like to work with their hands and might be interested in enrolling in the Fall.

Physics for Building Science (June 22 - July 23, Mon-Thurs 9am - 3pm) Cost: FREE: Is a free summer program for incoming High School juniors & seniors to gain an introduction to green careers, sustainability and energy efficiency principles, while learning math & science skills with hands-on and real-life applications, and getting both high school and college credit! There are great field trips to learn about energy efficiency in buildings and how they work. This program includes a stipend for students.
Completed applications must be postmarked by the May 15th deadline and include teacher’s recommendation. Please start early, so that teachers have time to prepare. We look forward to hearing from you! The application is a PDF form you can download, type into, save and email back as an attachment. See attached flyer for details or go to program webpage.

Electric Bicycles Project @ Laney College (June 22 - July 23, Mon-Thurs 9am - 3pm) Cost: FREE: Have fun learning how to convert your bicycle to an E-BICYCLE, receive 4 units of college credit, and earn a stipend in this free summer program at Laney College!
Join this special training and see how we will bring together different fields such as electrical technology, engineering, chemistry, and physics to convert a pedal bicycle to an electric bike in this fun project.

As part of the program you will earn 4 units of Laney College credit in Basic Electricity, and you’ll learn to apply electrical concepts to circuits, measurement of voltage, principles of solar electricity development, energy storage systems, and principles of motors. See the attached flyer for more details.

Introduction to Biotech (Bio75) @ Laney College (June 15 - July 24; MWF, 8 am - 12 pm). Cost - FREE to high school students. Standard community college fees apply to all others.

Bio 75 provides focused laboratory experience and knowledge necessary for entry level positions in the field of biomanufacturing and biotech. Take a summer class to be introduced to this exciting area.

Digital Media Classes (Media 100A, Media 104). Cost - FREE to high school students. Standard community college fees apply to all others.

Media 104 – Intro to Digital Video Production. If you’ve got a story that needs telling, can’t wait to get your hands on the latest video cameras, or want to make a music video of your garage band to send up to YouTube, then the Media Communications Department has the courses to get you there! Media 104, Basic Digital Video Production, tosses a camera, some mics, & all sorts of digital gadgets at you, stepping you through the whole production process, from your dreams to reality. (June 15 - July 24; M-Th, 8 am - 2 pm with one hour lunch break)

Media 100A - Announcing & Performance. This is a course for high school & community college students who want to announce and perform for TV, the Web, and any digital screen. If you see yourself in front of the camera, this is the course for you!! (June 15 - July 24; M-W, 1 pm - 6 pm)

Spaces are limited for each of these. If you have any questions about specific programs you can call the contact person listed on each flyer or contact Matt Trocker.

Matt Trocker
Laney College - Introduction to Manufacturing
510.464.3445 (office)
818.314.4496 (mobile)


We are running iDesign-E 2013. Go to the website and check out the details.

This year, instead of iDesign-M, we'll be holding iDesign-ST at Laney College. Check out the details by clicking on iDesign-M on the left.


The iDesign-E and iDesign-M programs for 2012 have been funded! Thanks to CCSF, Laney College, CACT, the Bechtel Foundation, Lee Family Foundation, and Logitech for their support. Please click on the links to the left to find out more about each program.


The iDesign-E and iDesign-M programs for 2011 have been funded. Please click on the links to the left to find out more about each program.


The iDesign-E and iDesign-M programs for 2010 are now over. Thanks to everyone who helped out and we'll see you next year!

iDesign-M applications are now available.

Dates are set for the 2 programs:

- iDesign-E (CCSF): June 7 - 18
- iDesign-M (Laney College): June 21 - July 2

Applications for iDesign-E are now available (click on iDesign-Engr on the left nav). Applications for iDesign-M will be coming soon.

We are starting planning for the iDesign 2010 program. This includes fundraising. If you are a company interested in supporting students interested in engineering or manufacturing careers, please contact Mark Martin at

For students interested in the program, please check back here periodically. We expect to start the application process in April.

Class starts this Monday, July 13 at 8:30 am. We'll meet at the Ocean Campus (50 Phelan Ave.), Science Hall, room 108 (note: this is a change from the original room of 136). See you then.

An informational email was sent out today to all students accepted into the program. By June 16, those students who were accepted must send an email stating whether or not they will attend. If there are openings, we will begin to fill those openings from the waitlist.

We've completed the selections for the iDesign program. Everyone who submitted an application should have received an email indicating whether or not they've been accepted. If you did not receive an email, please contact Thanks.

Hi all. We are working on the applications and will notify everyone on Friday, June 12.

Thanks to all the applicants. We received over 60 applications. We've sent out an email to everyone who applied. If you did not receive an email, that means 1) we didn't receive your application, or 2) we received your application but your email address was unreadable or difficult to read. Please contact if this is the case. We'll be contacting everyone in the next few days.

Lee Family Foundation & Logitech