Amazing Women: Sacramento STEM & Nontraditional Role Models

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Sacramento women stepped out of their studios, labs, offices, stores, job sites, manufacturing plants and rail yards to inspire high school girls at Sierra College on Friday, November 6, 2015. We are honored that representatives from the following companies came … Continue reading

What will girls do at the Sierra College NEW Event?

High school girls make a flash light in Mechatroncis at SIerra College NEW DSC05990

Girls make flashlights in Mechatronics lab.

 

 

 

 

Alison Salome describes 3D printing to girls at Sierra College NEW DSC06012 - Copy

 

 

 

Girls learn about Drafting and Engineering Support. Students are exposed to 3D printing.

 

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Girls spend several hours in college labs making projects that they can take home.

 

 

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They use tools in the labs to make projects.

NEW Event Mike Halbern IMG_20141017_120340_140

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girls work in small groups with Sierra College faculty such as Mike Halbern from Mechatronics.

 

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High school girls make projects in Welding Lab.

 

 

 

 

 

Talk with industry mentors such a Mike Bell from SME about networking through professional associations.

Industry mentors talk with girls about careers at Sierra College NEW DSC06031

 

 

 

 

Girls hear from several mentors who rotate to tables of girls sharing their inspiring career stories.

 

 

 

High School Girls Explore Nontraditional Careers

Sierra NEW Flyer for Girls 2015Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) is an event sponsored by Sierra College to bring high school girls to the Rocklin campus to connect with mentors and make Projects. It will be held on Friday, November 6, 9 am – 2 pm.

What: 125 high school girls make hands-on projects with Sierra College faculty and connect with industry mentors.

Why: Women are underrepresented in highly-paid fields sought by Sacramento Region employers.

How: Through a memorable message from Gina Lujan, CEO of Hacker Lab, and women makers, hands-on experiences using tools in college labs, meeting faculty and talking in small groups with industry mentors, girls will be encouraged to pursue nontraditional education and careers that lead to high wage and in-demand jobs.

Which Fields:

  •         Applied Art & Design
  •         Art for Video Games
  •         Engineering
  •         Drafting & Engineering Support
  •         Mechatronics
  •         Photography
  •         Technical Theater
  •         Welding

Students: Girls will attend from Colfax, Del Oro, Rocklin, Whitney, El Camino Fundamental, Charter University Preparatory, Lincoln, Placer, Adelante, Golden Sierra, Nevada Union, Forest Hill Divide, Union Mine and Chana high schools.

Event Sponsors: Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies and the Career & Technical Education Committee, Placer Union High School District, CRANE, Sierra College Foundation, California Community Colleges North Far North Regional Consortium, California Community Colleges Special Populations Collaborative,  Golden Sierra Job Training Agency, Valley IT Support,  RuffStuff Specialties, SME Sacramento Valley Chapter, SMUD and Hacker Lab.

Mentors: PCWA, SME, LB Construction, Studio KYK Photography, HGA Architects and Engineers, Mcloughlin Studios, Newcastle Produce, AB CNC, Union Pacific and more.

Learn Relevant Skills at Hacker lab

Sierra College has partnered with Hacker Lab to open a maker and co-working space in Rocklin on Granite Dr. You can join for a monthly fee. Classes are also offered to help you enhance your skills. Below is a sampling of a few of the classes being offered in July, 2015. Go to the events calendar to find out more; you can filter by Rocklin or Sacramento locations.

ShopBot 101 is a four hour class designed to get you up to speed quickly. We will first cover the basics in the classroom and then you will be hands on, working directly with the ShopBot preparing material, using various hold down methods, installing cutting tools, and learning how to cut amazing projects with the ShopBot. 

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. This course covers the basics of getting started with the arduino by creating a unique, interactive art exhibit with LEDs. 

Industrial Sewing Further your understanding of the safe use of industrial sewing machines.  Classes provide a combination of lecture and hands-on practice. The Hacker Lab textile lab is set up as a comprehensive design room with a wide array of gender neutral commercial machines suitable for working with heavy materials such as leather, upholstery, and sailcloth as well as those used in industry for apparel, interior decorating and other soft goods.

3D printing. It’s everywhere. This introduction and orientation class aims to educate about the basics of 3D printing, in a historical and operational context. Also, 3D printer operation will be demonstrated.

Sustainable Higher Ed Conference July 2015

The California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) highlights cutting-edge research on sustainability relevant to private colleges, community colleges and universities.

Attendees will benefit from hearing case studies of proven successes in curriculum development, operational programs and community partnerships. This unique event is an opportunity for dialogue across institutions.

It will be held at San Francisco State University from July 20-24, 2015. There are over 20 topics and many programs to choose from including energy, food service, green building, procurement and zero waste. Register for the CA Higher Ed Sustainability Conference.

Online Zero Waste Training – July 2015

The US Zero Waste Business Council will offer online training to those who wish to become certified Zero Waste Business Associates.

The Online ZWBA Scorecard Training Course will be held on Thursdays — July 16, 23 and 30 from 10 am – 12 pm PDT.

The online training is specifically designed for professionals who are looking to enhance their resume with the ZWBA designation.  The course will include:

  • An overview of the USZWBC Zero Waste Facility Scorecard certification system
  • Outline the definition of Zero Waste, and
  • Give examples of corporate Zero Waste policies and programs that achieved credits on the scorecard.

This course is a critical component for Zero Waste consultants and staff at businesses interested in achieving Zero Waste Facility certification.  It is a requirement for those pursuing the professional Zero Waste Business Associate (ZWBA) Certification; however, enrollment is open to anyone interested in learning more about the USZWBC Zero Waste Facility Certification and how to better understand the Scorecard Certification System.

The online course is divided into three 2-hour sessions – all three sessions must be attended in order to pass the training. An application to the ZWBA program is also required to register for the course.

Visit the USZWBC website to learn more about the course and Register today. 

SME Tour of Harris & Bruno

Harris & Bruno International of Roseville will host a tour for SME Sacramento Valley on Wednesday, July 15 at 5 PM (PST). Registration is required to attend and space is limited. Harris & Bruno International has been providing printing and coating solutions to the printing industry for more than 60 years. During this event, participants will tour the manufacturing facilities.

Learn more about SME Sacramento Valley, an organization that connects all those who are passionate about making things that improve our world. As a nonprofit organization, SME has served practitioners, companies, educators, government entities and local communities across the manufacturing spectrum for more than 80 years. 

Sierra College CACT is proud to be an SME Sacramento Valley sponsor.

Zero Waste Webinar

Training Staff for Zero Waste Webinar
Thursday, July 9, 2015
11 am – 12 pm PDT

The U.S. Zero Waste Business Council is conducting this webinar on training your organization to implement Zero Waste. Experience has shown that training is often the key to successful diversion and source separation. Speakers will cover best practices and important tips to prepare your team to support shifting waste to zero.

The Zero Waste webinar includes:
* Training case studies
* Tools and tips from new hire to ongoing training
* A facilitated Q&A session

Certified Zero Waste Business Associates can earn 1 credit hour towards recertification by attending the webinar. The webinar is free to all USZWBC Members and $50 for non-members. Register now for Training Staff for Zero Waste Webinar.

April 30 – Zero Waste Webinar

“Get Started with Zero Waste to Cut Costs” Webinar will be offered by the US Zero Waste Business Council with SME Sacramento Valley and the Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) on April 30 at 10 AM PST. Register for this Zero Waste webinar. Partners make it possible to offer this at no cost but registration is required.

The session facilitators will describe how companies have benefited from establishing Zero Waste programs, introduce businesses to USZWBC Facility Certification, and encourage manufacturers to look in their full trash containers and identify ways their companies can save money.

The speakers are: Sue Beets-Atkinson, President, U.S. Zero Waste Business Council, and SBM Management Services and Gary Liss, Vice-President, U.S. Zero Waste Business Council and Gary Liss & Associates.

The U.S. Zero Waste Business Council’s mission is to educate, inform and document the performance of Zero Waste Businesses using scientific methods to help businesses and communities become more healthy and sustainable.

Sierra College CACT is sponsoring at June 8th Training Course in Lincoln, CA. Learn more at http://www.uszwbc.org/. Also, the 4th Annual National Zero Waste Business Conference May 5-7, 2015 is in Los Angeles, CA.

Rocklin High School honored by SME

The SME Education Foundation announced on Manufacturing Day in October 2014 that Rocklin High School was selected as one of six high schools in the United States to participate in the Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education (PRIME) program.

The PRIME program works with students, teachers and schoolsto give them real-life manufacturing education and tools. Through SME, Rocklin High School can also build partnerships with manufacturing companies in the greater Sacramento region. The Sierra College STEM Collaborative supported Rocklin High School teacher, Dan Frank in developing the pre-engineering and manufacturing lab and program. The PRIME grant will provide funds to further enhance the design, machining and pre-engineering program.


Amazing Women: Sacramento STEM & Nontraditional Role Models

Gallery

This gallery contains 18 photos.

Sacramento women stepped out of their studios, labs, offices, stores, job sites, manufacturing plants and rail yards to inspire high school girls at Sierra College on Friday, November 6, 2015. We are honored that representatives from the following companies came … Continue reading

What will girls do at the Sierra College NEW Event?

High school girls make a flash light in Mechatroncis at SIerra College NEW DSC05990

Girls make flashlights in Mechatronics lab.

 

 

 

 

Alison Salome describes 3D printing to girls at Sierra College NEW DSC06012 - Copy

 

 

 

Girls learn about Drafting and Engineering Support. Students are exposed to 3D printing.

 

DSC06018

 

 

 

 

Girls spend several hours in college labs making projects that they can take home.

 

 

NEW event DSC05960

 

 

 

 

They use tools in the labs to make projects.

NEW Event Mike Halbern IMG_20141017_120340_140

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girls work in small groups with Sierra College faculty such as Mike Halbern from Mechatronics.

 

Zayna Thomas Welding Student at Sierra College far right DSC05926

 

 

 

DSC06069

 

High school girls make projects in Welding Lab.

 

 

 

 

 

Talk with industry mentors such a Mike Bell from SME about networking through professional associations.

Industry mentors talk with girls about careers at Sierra College NEW DSC06031

 

 

 

 

Girls hear from several mentors who rotate to tables of girls sharing their inspiring career stories.

 

 

 

High School Girls Explore Nontraditional Careers

Sierra NEW Flyer for Girls 2015Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) is an event sponsored by Sierra College to bring high school girls to the Rocklin campus to connect with mentors and make Projects. It will be held on Friday, November 6, 9 am – 2 pm.

What: 125 high school girls make hands-on projects with Sierra College faculty and connect with industry mentors.

Why: Women are underrepresented in highly-paid fields sought by Sacramento Region employers.

How: Through a memorable message from Gina Lujan, CEO of Hacker Lab, and women makers, hands-on experiences using tools in college labs, meeting faculty and talking in small groups with industry mentors, girls will be encouraged to pursue nontraditional education and careers that lead to high wage and in-demand jobs.

Which Fields:

  •         Applied Art & Design
  •         Art for Video Games
  •         Engineering
  •         Drafting & Engineering Support
  •         Mechatronics
  •         Photography
  •         Technical Theater
  •         Welding

Students: Girls will attend from Colfax, Del Oro, Rocklin, Whitney, El Camino Fundamental, Charter University Preparatory, Lincoln, Placer, Adelante, Golden Sierra, Nevada Union, Forest Hill Divide, Union Mine and Chana high schools.

Event Sponsors: Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies and the Career & Technical Education Committee, Placer Union High School District, CRANE, Sierra College Foundation, California Community Colleges North Far North Regional Consortium, California Community Colleges Special Populations Collaborative,  Golden Sierra Job Training Agency, Valley IT Support,  RuffStuff Specialties, SME Sacramento Valley Chapter, SMUD and Hacker Lab.

Mentors: PCWA, SME, LB Construction, Studio KYK Photography, HGA Architects and Engineers, Mcloughlin Studios, Newcastle Produce, AB CNC, Union Pacific and more.

Learn Relevant Skills at Hacker lab

Sierra College has partnered with Hacker Lab to open a maker and co-working space in Rocklin on Granite Dr. You can join for a monthly fee. Classes are also offered to help you enhance your skills. Below is a sampling of a few of the classes being offered in July, 2015. Go to the events calendar to find out more; you can filter by Rocklin or Sacramento locations.

ShopBot 101 is a four hour class designed to get you up to speed quickly. We will first cover the basics in the classroom and then you will be hands on, working directly with the ShopBot preparing material, using various hold down methods, installing cutting tools, and learning how to cut amazing projects with the ShopBot. 

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. This course covers the basics of getting started with the arduino by creating a unique, interactive art exhibit with LEDs. 

Industrial Sewing Further your understanding of the safe use of industrial sewing machines.  Classes provide a combination of lecture and hands-on practice. The Hacker Lab textile lab is set up as a comprehensive design room with a wide array of gender neutral commercial machines suitable for working with heavy materials such as leather, upholstery, and sailcloth as well as those used in industry for apparel, interior decorating and other soft goods.

3D printing. It’s everywhere. This introduction and orientation class aims to educate about the basics of 3D printing, in a historical and operational context. Also, 3D printer operation will be demonstrated.

Sustainable Higher Ed Conference July 2015

The California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) highlights cutting-edge research on sustainability relevant to private colleges, community colleges and universities.

Attendees will benefit from hearing case studies of proven successes in curriculum development, operational programs and community partnerships. This unique event is an opportunity for dialogue across institutions.

It will be held at San Francisco State University from July 20-24, 2015. There are over 20 topics and many programs to choose from including energy, food service, green building, procurement and zero waste. Register for the CA Higher Ed Sustainability Conference.

Online Zero Waste Training – July 2015

The US Zero Waste Business Council will offer online training to those who wish to become certified Zero Waste Business Associates.

The Online ZWBA Scorecard Training Course will be held on Thursdays — July 16, 23 and 30 from 10 am – 12 pm PDT.

The online training is specifically designed for professionals who are looking to enhance their resume with the ZWBA designation.  The course will include:

  • An overview of the USZWBC Zero Waste Facility Scorecard certification system
  • Outline the definition of Zero Waste, and
  • Give examples of corporate Zero Waste policies and programs that achieved credits on the scorecard.

This course is a critical component for Zero Waste consultants and staff at businesses interested in achieving Zero Waste Facility certification.  It is a requirement for those pursuing the professional Zero Waste Business Associate (ZWBA) Certification; however, enrollment is open to anyone interested in learning more about the USZWBC Zero Waste Facility Certification and how to better understand the Scorecard Certification System.

The online course is divided into three 2-hour sessions – all three sessions must be attended in order to pass the training. An application to the ZWBA program is also required to register for the course.

Visit the USZWBC website to learn more about the course and Register today. 

SME Tour of Harris & Bruno

Harris & Bruno International of Roseville will host a tour for SME Sacramento Valley on Wednesday, July 15 at 5 PM (PST). Registration is required to attend and space is limited. Harris & Bruno International has been providing printing and coating solutions to the printing industry for more than 60 years. During this event, participants will tour the manufacturing facilities.

Learn more about SME Sacramento Valley, an organization that connects all those who are passionate about making things that improve our world. As a nonprofit organization, SME has served practitioners, companies, educators, government entities and local communities across the manufacturing spectrum for more than 80 years. 

Sierra College CACT is proud to be an SME Sacramento Valley sponsor.

Zero Waste Webinar

Training Staff for Zero Waste Webinar
Thursday, July 9, 2015
11 am – 12 pm PDT

The U.S. Zero Waste Business Council is conducting this webinar on training your organization to implement Zero Waste. Experience has shown that training is often the key to successful diversion and source separation. Speakers will cover best practices and important tips to prepare your team to support shifting waste to zero.

The Zero Waste webinar includes:
* Training case studies
* Tools and tips from new hire to ongoing training
* A facilitated Q&A session

Certified Zero Waste Business Associates can earn 1 credit hour towards recertification by attending the webinar. The webinar is free to all USZWBC Members and $50 for non-members. Register now for Training Staff for Zero Waste Webinar.

April 30 – Zero Waste Webinar

“Get Started with Zero Waste to Cut Costs” Webinar will be offered by the US Zero Waste Business Council with SME Sacramento Valley and the Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) on April 30 at 10 AM PST. Register for this Zero Waste webinar. Partners make it possible to offer this at no cost but registration is required.

The session facilitators will describe how companies have benefited from establishing Zero Waste programs, introduce businesses to USZWBC Facility Certification, and encourage manufacturers to look in their full trash containers and identify ways their companies can save money.

The speakers are: Sue Beets-Atkinson, President, U.S. Zero Waste Business Council, and SBM Management Services and Gary Liss, Vice-President, U.S. Zero Waste Business Council and Gary Liss & Associates.

The U.S. Zero Waste Business Council’s mission is to educate, inform and document the performance of Zero Waste Businesses using scientific methods to help businesses and communities become more healthy and sustainable.

Sierra College CACT is sponsoring at June 8th Training Course in Lincoln, CA. Learn more at http://www.uszwbc.org/. Also, the 4th Annual National Zero Waste Business Conference May 5-7, 2015 is in Los Angeles, CA.

Rocklin High School honored by SME

The SME Education Foundation announced on Manufacturing Day in October 2014 that Rocklin High School was selected as one of six high schools in the United States to participate in the Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education (PRIME) program.

The PRIME program works with students, teachers and schoolsto give them real-life manufacturing education and tools. Through SME, Rocklin High School can also build partnerships with manufacturing companies in the greater Sacramento region. The Sierra College STEM Collaborative supported Rocklin High School teacher, Dan Frank in developing the pre-engineering and manufacturing lab and program. The PRIME grant will provide funds to further enhance the design, machining and pre-engineering program.