Los Altos scientist Tzipor Ulman, Ph.D., founder of Science is Elementary, is one of 12 education innovators selected to present their teaching strategies Friday at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

The inaugural STEMposium – an education symposium highlighting science, technology, engineering and math – will showcase new methods of bringing the disciplines to life in the classroom.

Ulman was chosen from more than 130 applicants to present at STEMposium and compete for prizes valued at up to $5,000.

A longtime educator and mentor with a passion for science education, Ulman created Science is Elementary ( to make science education relevant, exciting and experiential, and to leverage the natural curiosity and creativity of elementary school-aged children to instill an interest in science.

The program engages volunteer groups of engineers and scientists to bring hands-on experiments to the classroom that draw on children’s everyday experiences and demonstrate that science is fun.

To view Ulman’s STEMposium submission video, visit

Ulman’s presentation will be livestreamed at

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