Thursday, April 21, 2016

Gunn BEAM End of Year Celebration

Please join students as they present their final projects and share what they have learned through their BEAM  (Business, Entrepreneurship, and Math) experience. We will also be celebrating BEAM's transition from a club to an official course at Gunn High and introducing the executive board for next year! Refreshments will be provided.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 5:30-8:30 PM
Mitchell Park Community Center

The BEAM (Business, Entrepreneurship, and Math) Program strives to create a true public-private partnership by providing Gunn High School students the opportunity to connect with the innovation community of the city in which the school is located.  During first semester, students learn how mathematics applies in the real world through business application from customized curricula created in partnership with Ernst&Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

During second semester, students give back to the community and obtain real-life examples and hands-on experience in fields such as entrepreneurship, finance, and quantitative marketing through their volunteer work for local small businesses and non-profit organizations.  BEAM is partnered with the city in which the school is located, which helps pair the program with local small businesses and non-profit organizations.  Students also receive mentorship and start-up networking support from private sector firms, such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst and Young, and SAP, and alumni from Stanford, Wharton, and Santa Clara University.  BEAM is currently run in the Palo Alto Unified School District and the Mountain View Los Altos School District.  Other public and private schools are also in the process of commencing BEAM.

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