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July 15, 2013


Peggy Cartwright
Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Alisha Serrano
Coordinator, Community Education & Career Technical Education Grants

For Immediate Release


(Chino, CA) Chaffey College is hosting a Technology Trek event on Saturday, July 27, 2013 with four sessions between 2:45 p.m. on the Chaffey College Chino Campus. Students in 7-12 grade and their parents are invited to participate and learn more about careers in science and technology through interactive and dynamic activities!

Chaffey College Technology Trek is designed to share the exciting world of technology through exploration. Students will learn more about career-related topics in engineering, environmental science, and health science pathways. They will also obtain resources to explore career options and make education connections.

Through Technology Trek middle school and high school students will engage in hands-on career exploration experiences that allow students to examine their interests, get inspired, and test drive key functions involved in a career path.

The Technology Trek event includes exhibits and activities facilitated by undergraduate and graduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and have a passion for sharing their knowledge with young people.

The event is an open house with four sessions offered throughout the day. Exhibits/activities are scheduled at one-hour intervals and attendees need only attend one rotation to experience a series of exhibits.

Technology Trek exhibit session times are:

9:30 – 10:30 am
10:45 – 11:45 am
12:30 – 1:30 pm
1:45 – 2:45pm

Events and Activities include:
Power Bike: Come and explore Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Students hop on a bike attached to a small generator and create potential energy into kinetic energy. As they pedal, they get to see how much energy they need to use to power up Light-Emitted Diode (LED), Compact Florescent (CFL) and Incandescent Light Bulbs.

Wind Tunnel: Explore aerodynamics. Students are given information on how Aerospace and Mechanical Engineers will measure aerodynamic features of an object placed in the wind tunnel.

Vex Robotics Field: Learn and play robotics. Students get to maneuver a model robot through our obstacle course as they learn about new robotics information and materials.

Satellite Communication: A fun way to learn about satellite communication! In today's world, we use satellite communication in many ways; G.P.S. Technology, Satellite Radio, and T.V. are just a few. Students are provided with a remote control satellite in which they communicate with different site locations on a map.

3D Human Anatomy: Get a close look at the human body. Students are presented with a projected image of the human body as they interact, distinguishing and learning about the different parts of the human body in the process.

Human Torsos: Act as a Surgeon. Students take apart and reassemble a replica of a human torso. As they remove each organ, they get a description of its name and functions.

CPR Workshop: Learn about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Students are given a quick description and get to learn hands-on about the new process of CPR.

Virus Video: Become a Nurse. Students get to interact as they learn about different viruses and the symptoms to be able to diagnose a patient.

Wind Turbines: Build your own wind turbine. Students get to interact amongst each other and design their own turbines. Students act as turbine technicians and monitor the voltage their turbine creates.

Eco House: Learn about green home technology. Students get to see hands-on what it takes to have a "Green Home." Green Technology is on the rise, and students get a close look at the new technology.

Technology Trek is free and open to the public. The event is funded through the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office by the Governor's Career Technical Education Initiative (SB 70/SB1133) with services provided by Vital Link of Orange County.

Technology Trek will be held at the Chino Community Center on the Chaffey College Chino Campus, 5890 College Park Avenue, Chino, CA 91710. Registration is required for the event, register online at For additional information, contact the Chaffey College CTE Grant Program at 909/652-6054.

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