Modus Bestia is DaVinci Camp’s response to the pandemic’s impact on math education in schools.
These sessions provide students the opportunity to explore math subjects in depth over a five week period.
Transforming students into faster, more confident problem solvers since 2010
The Mission of DaVinci Camp is to promote academic excellence and to eliminate the achievement gap among Latino students. DaVinci Camp transforms students into faster, more confident problem solvers, through innovative math instruction that integrates engineering, science, and the fine and performing arts.
The DaVinci Camp Summer Institute is non-residential and consists of three-week all-day sessions that seamlessly integrate social and academic components from the arts and applied sciences. The program is designed to develop the interests and abilities of talented and highly motivated middle school and high school students (rising 6th – 12th grades and graduating seniors).
DaVinci Camp Summer Institute 2021 will be entirely online,
with no in-person instruction.
DaVinci Camp students perfect certain multiplication techniques by working diligently on the whiteboards during the Numbers class.
Scholars are excited as they wait their turns to meet California Secretary of State, Alex Padilla.
DaVincis jump for joy as they explore the wonders of the Getty Research Institute.
Scholars have fun playing a game of Tug-of-War.
A young DaVinci shows off his palette after a long day of painting.
Young DaVincis are learning how to build a strong and fast mindstorms robot.
The scholars see a variety of propaganda posters from several countries involved in the Great War.
DaVinci scholars try their hardest to hold up this huge rock!
Young DaVincis are fascinated by all the things they are learning at the UC Berkeley machine shop in the Mechanical Engineering department.
DaVinci Camp Scholars are sharing their creative stories in partners.
DaVincis practice the famous Charles Chaplin walk.
A scholar gets a first hand look at some cancer cells that are being tested by Dr. David de Semir..
DaVinci scholars enjoys their experience dancing samba.
Hungry Scholars – DaVincis take a break from math and enjoy some lunch with a TA.
At the Orthopaedic Research Lab at UCSF, DaVinci Camp scholars learn about bones.
DaVinci camp poses for a photo with Geologists, Sara Beroff and Grace Beaudoin during their hike near Berkeley fire trails.
The political cartoons instructor reads out loud a student’s response to the article.
A scholar is able to test a gadget with technology that will be used in the International Space Station.
Drumming! Just another math exercise!
Scholars really enjoyed visiting the botanical gardens at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.
DaVinci camp staff shows the scholars how one holds and turns a Rubik’s cube
This scholar experiences first hand a type of gyroscope and angular momentum at the Exploratorium.
DaVinci Camp scholars and the director pose for a picture with a curved mirror.
You Can Count On Me – Young scholar cracking down on counting problem provided with a little bit of whiteboard action!
DaVincis follow each other to get as high up on the rocks as possible.
An instructor teaches a young DaVinci how to solve the Rubik’s Cube.
A DaVinci Camp student plays with one of the flip balls which Professor O’Reilly brought to exemplify his research to the students.
These scholars are sharing ideas that have to do with the symmetry breaking bifurcation!
A young scholar works on multiplying by 11’s.
A young DaVinci has fun while creating polytopes with Zome Tools.
These scholars share laughs in the chemistry lab while learning as well as demonstrating safety precautions.
A fully assembled robotic car is almost in operation after hours of deliberation.
The curator, William Maynez, tells the scholars about the stories within the Diego Rivera Mural.
DaVincis learn at the Getty Research Institute
Mini Engineers at the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES)
Boards Talk – Young Scholar utilizes boards to put into practice concepts of graph theory.
DaVincis learned a lot walking around the mission district in San Francisco with James Rojas.
DaVinci camp gathers for a group photo after visiting L.A. artist, Gronk Nicandro.
DaVinci Camp making use of the acoustics outside of VLSB in Berkeley, and listening to “O Fortuna”.
DaVinci Camp smiles in front of a huge missile at NASA Ames.
Scholars got the opportunity to see the Gecko-bot in the Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Laboratory at Stanford University.
Mixed Reactions – Scholars find graph theory problem isn’t super straight forward.
DaVinci Camp stands next to the big red testing machine at the Richmond Field Station.