Inspiring innovative minds through the exploration of the past, present and future of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
SAMSAT is to become a world-class science center, an innovation incubator and home to a major collection of never-before-seen technological artifacts, a fascinating hub for today’s dreamers in San Antonio and beyond.
SAMSAT will explore the fascinating roots of technology we use every day, promoting STEM education for the high-skill jobs of our knowledge economy and increasing interest in science and tech careers.
AREA 21 is inside the Tech Port Center + Arena, at Port San Antonio, just south of downtown San Antonio.
Complete a sequence of online classes and earn your digital badge.
STEM Education has the potential to transform students, families and communities.
STEM instruction can lead to scholarship opportunities from colleges and to rewarding careers. In SAMSAT Academy, we help students prepare for future STEM education. We highlight career opportunities in San Antonio, starting with those in our immediate vicinity at Port San Antonio.
- In-depth understanding of a topic
- Awareness of local education and career opportunities
- A credential documented and recognized in our community
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Join us for SAMSAT Online, free versions of our online classes.
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- Free and secure
- Open to students and families
- Many STEM topics available
- Always includes discussion of related careers available in STEM fields
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Inspiration, Engagement, and Pathways to Stem Careers.
We offer 21DISCOVERY™ field trips, school outreach, online classes, digital badge courses, internships, and special programs funded by our sponsors. Core topics include robots, cyber and IT, coding, space, energy, engineering design, and video game design.
- 21DISCOVERY Field Trips
- School Stem Outreach
- SAMSAT Academy/Online
- R20 Primier Esports
- and other special Programs!
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AREA 21™ is SAMSAT's new museum, industry showcase, and center for student exploration and learning.
What's in AREA 21?
- Autonomous Sensing Demo
- Cyber City Power
- Moon Brick Build
- Augmented Reality Hands
- Augmented Reality Sandbox (topology)
- Augmented Reality Engine and Cooling System
- Robot Drive Maze
- "How Much Do You Know?" Q & A
- Factory Robots
- Autonomous Driving Exhibit
- Cyber (Lego) City
- Media Room
- Server Room
- Cyber and Launch Operations
- Moon 3D Printing
- 3D Print Station
- The Spark Organ
- Engines and Cooling
- Augmented Reality
- Intern projects
- Autonomous Driving
- Critical Infrastructure and Cyber
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Aerospace and Space Development
- Augmented and Virtual Reality
- IT and Coding
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There's no cost to visit AREA 21 for a self-guided experience.
Esports leagues, training, learning and more from SAMSAT and our ISD, college and community partners.
SAMSAT provides resources for technical setup and helping teachers make educational connections. We also link to the resources of other partners and national esports organizations. Check out our resource list.
There are several different online and virtual camps to choose from for Grades 5+. For a complete list of all summer camps, click here.
- All virtual camps are online and free. Meetings are via ZOOM.
- In person camps are $285, but scholarships are available. For scholarship information, please email us.
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- For individuals:
Computer Literacy for the Workplace:
Is a lack of computer skills holding you back from meeting job and career goals?
Computer Literacy for the Workplace, a five-session course, teaches the basics of using a Microsoft Windows-based computer. Completers earn their SAMSAT Computer Literacy and the Workplace Digital Badge.
- For organizations:
SAMSAT Digital Academy:
Does your organization have students or adults who would benefit from enriched computer skills? And then could learn even more by teaching others?
SAMSAT Digital Academy is a five-session online course that enriches the digital skills of participants, and prepares each person to deliver the same content to 20 new students. Through SAMSAT Digital Academy, we are creating a cohort of digital literacy trainers to address the workforce and equity challenges among San Antonio residents.
Queries from organizations welcome.
Open to participants who are 11th and 12th grade students, college students, and adults.
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