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News: Engineering and Science Community Comes Together at PCC to Inspire the Next generation

The 2012 Pasadena Engineering and Science Expo will celebrate the engineering and science community, bringing together local innovators to inspire the next generation in a day of interactive engineering and science fun. Presented by the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) and hosted by Pasadena City College (PCC), the Expo will feature the Innovation and Opportunities Fair and will culminate in the Third Annual Middle School Robotics Competition of the Pasadena Unified School District.

The free event, open to the general public, takes place Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at PCC.

The Innovations and Opportunities Fair will showcase innovations from the engineering and science community, educational opportunities for students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), and hands-on workshops.  Companies presenting include Idealab, Honeybee Robotics, and The Hybrid Group, among many others, and CODA Automotive will showcase its new all-electric vehicle.  Educational opportunities from kindergarten through college will be presented, including the PCC STEM departments and PUSD College and Career Pathways. Workshops offered all day and for all ages will include Ruby and Javascript programming, robotics, electronic circuits, and others.  No experience is necessary for workshop participation. The Fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the W Building of PCC and is open to the public.

Hundreds of robotics students from all seven PUSD middle schools will compete against each other as they race to build and program their LEGO Mindstorms Robots to solve challenges in limited time.  The competition takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. in PCC’s Hutto-Patterson Gym and is open for public viewing. 

For more information, call (626) 396-3600 ext. 78602.

Release Date: 05/08/2012
Contact: Juan F. Gutierrez , Director, Public Relations
Phone: (626) 585-7315