County Middle School Students To Attend STEMapalooza On Sept. 15

County Middle School Students To Attend STEMapalooza On Sept. 15



Contact:      Christine McGrew, Dan Evans                                                                1718-013

Phone:       (909) 386-2413

Date:          September 8, 2017

                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


County Middle School Students To Attend STEMapalooza On Sept. 15


SAN BERNARDINO – About 360 students from 10 middle schools in San Bernardino County will attend the annual STEMapalooza Student Conference on Sept. 15 at The Way World Outreach in San Bernardino.

      Students will spend the day visiting interactive and engaging exhibits that demonstrate the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics – STEM. The event will feature special guest speaker Steward Sumida, who is the Wang Distinguished Professor of Science, Math and Engineering for the California State University system and a professor of biology at Cal State San Bernardino.

      More than 20 exhibitors are expected to participate. Among them are: Air Quality Management District; Auto Club Speedway; San Bernardino Valley College; Cal Baptist University engineering; Chaffey College Intech; Explore Microscopy; Network for a Healthy California; Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in San Bernardino; RoboKong; and the County Sheriff’s Department.

      Participating schools – and their districts -- include:

·      Big Bear Middle, Bear Valley Unified;

·      Foothill Knolls Elementary, Upland Unified;

·      Hesperia Junior High, Hesperia Unified;

·      Kolb Middle, Rialto Unified;

·      Mesa View Middle, Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified;

·      Moore Middle, Redlands Unified;

·      Quail Valley Middle, Snowline Joint Unified;

·      Terrace Hills Middle, Colton Joint Unified;

·      Truman Middle, Fontana Unified;

·      Vineyard STEM, Ontario-Montclair.


      STEMapalooza is made possible with the funding from Gordon Bourns of Bourns Inc. in Riverside and the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools’ Alliance for Education.

      Additional partners teaming with the Alliance for Education include the San Bernardino Community College District and the MESA Program at UC Riverside.


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