Information for everyone interested in STEM at Los Medanos College!
Once again the CCCSEF was a huge success because our very own Pittsburg High School and Deer Valley High School participated in this event! Pittsburg High School teacher Andy Kaiser had 3 students enter the tough senior engineering catagory, and his team took 2nd place with the entry: "The Use of Micro-controllers and Various Circuit Arrangements in Order to Form an Innovative and Effictive Park System." Deer Valley High School had 3 entries: "Designing the RIght Bridge for the Right Environment," in the senior engineering catagory; "Effect of Trees on Suburban Temperatures," in the senior environmental catagory, and "Micro Variability Blazers," in the senior physical sciences catagory.
Close to 130 volunteer judges showed up at 7 a.m., to participate in orientation, and learn about the ins and outs of judging. The CCCSEF started on Thursday Afternoon, March 20, and ended Saturday afternoon, March 22. This year there were over 250 science projects entered in the fair, with several students from the senior divisions moving on to the Intel Fair in Los Angeles. Los Medanos College STEM plans to support our high schools for the upcoming year so that we can enter more of our students from all of our high schools in the Contra Conta County Science and Engineering Fair.
For more information about the Contra Costa Science & Engineering Fair (CCSEF), or to see this year’s champions, please visit the CCSEF website at: http://www.cccsef.org/about.html