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STEAM Expo Promotes Sciences and Technology Through Hands-On Learning

STEAM Expo Promotes Sciences and Technology Through Hands-On Learning

Ah, Saturday. For a student, that means freedom from school and everything that comes with it. But some students from the Santa Clarita and Antelope Valley recently volunteered a Saturday afternoon to learn about future career paths in science and technology.

The Santa Clarita/Antelope Valley STEAM Expo brought together more than 150 students from throughout area on January 28 for a day of workshops and demonstrations designed to pique their interest in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) related subjects.

Hour of Code Expands Students’ Horizons

Hour of Code Expands Students’ Horizons

Picture this: 200 high school students in a computer lab furiously typing on their keyboards with big smiles on their faces.

What are they doing? They’re not on social media or chatting with each other, but instead writing code that may one day lead to a career in computer science.

2016 Men in Nursing Conference

2016 Men in Nursing Conference

Nursing has its share of stereotypes, especially when it comes to gender roles. When was the last time you saw a male labor and delivery nurse? Have you ever noticed the balance between male and female nurses in general?

The annual Men in Nursing Conference sponsored by the California Health Workforce Initiative, aims to break down those barriers and prepare men and women from all backgrounds for successful careers in the nursing field.

The 2016 Men in Nursing conference was held November 11 and 12 at the Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove. About 150 people attended, ranging from high school and college students to nursing professionals.

Second Annual STEAM Expo

Second Annual STEAM Expo

On January, 28, 2017, The Santa Clarita Valley/Antelope Valley Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. will host its second STEAM Expo to the community of Santa Clarita, California. Our first expo was awarded 2nd place for Best of the Best programming in the Far West Region of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

The Santa Clarita Valley/Antelope Valley Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is planning a joint venture to educate approximately 70 boys and girls in our community on Website Design, Mobile App Coding, Robotics, Science, Video Game Animation, Graphic Design and careers in STEAM.

We will host kids, ages 6-19, with hands-on-activities and presentations that will explore the field. Upon meeting our goals and objectives for this event, the kids will have immediate knowledge of building websites and mobile apps, programming robots, using chemistry properties, technology in the television/cinema industry, video game animation and priceless exposure from subject matter experts on the requirement to obtain careers in the field of STEAM.

South Central Coast Regional Consortium Sponsors a Regional Cybersecurity Round-Table

South Central Coast Regional Consortium Sponsors a Regional Cybersecurity Round-Table

Digital technology permeates every aspect of today’s society and business, and has become as important to the survival of both as electricity. With every major intrusion, businesses and government are realizing that protecting these systems is vital to their existence and future growth. The South Central Coast Regional Consortium sponsored a round table discussion to bring together regional business leaders and educators to discuss the top security issues they are facing and how to prepare a future cybersecurity workforce to answer such threats.

Panelists included Bill Britton, Interim CIO and Cybersecurity Center Director at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Eric DeShetler, Senior Manager at Information Security MINDBODY, Inc., Jano Kray, Higher Education Manager of 403 Labs a division of Sikich, LLP, Sharon Lewis, Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of the California Health Information Association, and Alan Martin, Transaction Security Account Executive at Underwriters Laboratories.

To kick off the panel, participants were asked how cybersecurity played a role within their industries, as well as what companies have done to successfully balance between business productivity and security requirements within organizations.

Cuesta College Debuts New Computer Lab in Nipomo

Computers Located at New Tech High School

Cuesta College Debuts New Computer Lab in Nipomo

This article originally appeared on KEYT3, KCOY12, KKFX11
By: Dave Alley, KCOY

Nipomo Computer Lab

NIPOMO, Calif. - Central Coast New Tech High School (CCNTHS) has gone high-tech with the recent installation of a state-of-the-art computer lab. Debuting this week, the lab features nearly 30 brand new iMac computers. It's a collaboration between Cuesta College and the project-based four -year old high school.

"Cuesta owns these machines," said New Tech technology education instructor Peter Sullivan. "The computers are a way for Cuesta to have duel-enrollment classes through our school."

October Celebrates Advanced Manufacturing in the South Central Coast Region

October Celebrates Advanced Manufacturing in the South Central Coast Region

When one thinks of the manufacturing industry, more than likely, images of outdated technology and old fashioned assembly line productivity come to mind (or, maybe the scene from I Love Lucy when they’re packaging chocolate and can’t keep up with the pace). Either way, modern manufacturing is actually booming, though the general populous is often unaware of the great opportunity within the industry.

Manufacturing Day—also known as “MFG Day”—is a growing grassroots movement of manufacturers dedicated to overcoming the public perception that careers in manufacturing are “undesirable and not a viable career-path for students to pursue.” According to the movement, both of these problems stem from a lack of understanding of present-day manufacturing environments, which are actually highly technical.

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