San Bernardino, Ca– About 800 students from 10 middle schools and several high schools in San Bernardino County will attend the annual STEMapalooza Student Conference at San Bernardino Valley College on Nov. 1.
Students will spend the day visiting interactive and engaging exhibits that demonstrate the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The event will feature special guest speaker Suveen Mathaudhu of the University of California, Riverside (UCR).
Mathaudhu is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at UCR and chief scientist for the Energy and Environment Directorate at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He will discuss STEM in comic books.
More than 20 exhibitors are expected to participate. Among them are: Air Quality Management District; CalPortland Cement; Cal Baptist University Engineering; Valley College Aeronautics, Automotive Collision, Diesel, Electronics, Machine Trades, other Applied Tech, and STEM programs; Cal State San Bernardino Cyber Security Center; Chaffey College’s InTech; ConvergeOne; Discovery Education, Explore Microscopy; NASA Jet Propulsion Lab; Healthy SBCSS; Inland Futures Foundation/San Bernardino Community College District; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in San Bernardino; and County Sheriff’s Department.
Participating schools – and their districts — include:
Curtis Middle School, San Bernardino City Unified School District;
Joe Baca and Colton middle schools, Colton Joint Unified;
Moore Middle, Redlands Unified;
Mesa View Middle School, Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District;
Frisbee, Jehue, and Rialto middle schools, Rialto Unified;
Quail Valley Middle, Snowline Joint Unified;
Vineyard STEM School, Ontario-Montclair.
Various high schools from Colton, Rialto, and San Bernardino City Unified school districts also will be participating.
STEMapalooza is made possible with the funding from Wells Fargo, Generation Go, ConvergeOne, San Bernardino Valley College STEM, the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools’ Alliance for Education and the MESA Program at UCR’s Bourns College of Engineering.