Central California STEM Collaborative (CCSC) 5 March 2015 Symposium

Fresno State’s Center for Irrigation Technology (CIT) was the site of the Central California STEM Collaborative Symposium on 5 March 2015. Sponsored by the Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI), the event included demonstrations by Don Williams’ Physics Outreach students and featured presentations by Fresno State administrators, faculty, and students:

  • President Dr. Joseph Castro
  • Vice Provost Dr. Dennis Nef
  • Mathematics Education Professor/MSTI Director Dr. Carol Fry Bohlin
  • Lyles College of Engineering Dean Dr. Ram Nunna
  • Physics Professor Dr. Yongsheng Gao (broadcasting from CERN in Switzerland) and two of Dr. Gao's students: Victor Ruelas Rivera and Jimmy Gonzalez
  • Community Based Learning's Director Dr. Steve Price

After participants shared upcoming STEM-related events and opportunities, a drawing was held for an “Epic Pi Day” t-shirt (celebrating 3.14.15), which was won by CART teacher Brian Emerson.

Through a special partnership with Fresno State’s Water, Energy, and Technology (WET) Center and MSTI, a dozen participants also received free admission to the Blue Tech Valley Water Summit held earlier in the day. (To view some of the Summit presentations, click here.)

The fifth meeting of the CCSC will be held on 5 May 2015 (4:00-7:00 p.m.) at the Fresno County Office of Education. To register, click here.

Please visit the links below to view the 5 March 2015 Symposium agenda and some of the numerous STEM education opportunities in our region that were announced at the Symposium and included in the conference packet.

March 5 Symposium and Blue Tech Valley Water Summit Information

Spring Semester and Summer 2015 Opportunities for Teachers and Prospective Teachers (Click here for more!)

Opportunities for Precollegiate Students (2015)