Kennedy ITA students recently had the opportunity to visit the Computer History Museum in Mountain View where they participated in the Museum’s annual Talking to the Future (TTTF) event.
TTTF brings high school students and tech innovators together to share ideas and inspire each other to transform creative concepts into viable solutions for today’s global challenges. During a dynamic day filled with design challenges, speaker panels, and interactive demonstrations, participants learn about the challenges, opportunities, and processes involved in innovation and entrepreneurship. Using the Museum’s collections, students learn from the past as they prepare for their future as tomorrow’s innovators.
The panelist present were: Dr. Tracie Conn, an Aerospace Engineer at NASA Ames Research Center, Oscar Fernandez, a Deployment Lead at Genentech/Roche, Sargun Kaur a Software Engineer at Google, and Dr. Anupam Pathak, a Technical Lead at Google / Verily Life Sciences. ...
Congratulations to the El Cerrito ITA Robotics Team (pictured center, along with Albany and Bishop O’Dowd High Schools) for coming in first place at this year’s fall Pioneers in Engineering (PiE) competition!
Pioneers in Engineering is a student outreach organization based in UC Berkeley that promotes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education through an exciting, mentorship-based process.
In the fall, PiE hosts a reboot of the competition from the previous spring. Students have the chance to hone and refine their ideas from the earlier competition, using the robots that they've already built. The competition also includes design challenges that emphasize various aspects of robotics. The EC ITA team will look to repeat its success in the 8-week spring competition when it gets underway in March! ...
Congratulations to the EC STARS (Students Training and Ready for Success) interns on their recent presentations to the El Cerrito City Council. STARS is a summer internship program that provides local youth with the opportunity to experience working for the City and learning about career opportunities in local government. These students learn and understand the basics of employment, employer goals and expectations, and obtain the necessary information to perform well in a structured educational setting as well as on the job.
This past summer, the fifth year of EC STARS, there were five interns working in a few of the City’s Departments. Adonis Diaz (left) worked in the Community Development department. Josh Rizzolo (second to left) worked in the I.T. department. Zechariah Liou (right) worked in the Administration department (Human Resources & City Management). Gefen Gladston (second to right) worked in the recycling department. And Valeria Olano (center) worked in the Recreational Department. These interns worked 12-15 hours per week in an office as well as attended a series of classes for academic credit. ...
Today, ITA seniors began their first CAP (College Access Program) session at El Cerrito High School. The program, conducted by the Ed Fund, provides students with six sessions which range from college exploration to financial aid 101. The purpose is to ensure that students know how to navigate the complex college application process and how to obtain money to attend the college of their dreams. ...
ITA students from ECHS are assisting people at the Open House Senior Center with mobile technology needs. This program provides a service that connects people with their loved ones through technology. ...
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