STEM Fair Draws Broad Tech Participation

More than 30 speakers from a variety of companies and public agencies came out to Discovery Charter recently to talk about careers in science, technology, and engineering, and how math is used in everyday life. It was all part of the school’s first STEM Career Fair.

Kenneth J. Brown, Director of Engineering, Commercial/Industrial, for Leviton of San Diego showed students how his company’s charging stations keep electric vehicles on the go. Chula Vista City Councilman Steve Miesen got behind the wheel of a garbage truck to demonstrate the technology utilized to collect trash from the curb. The Chula Vista Police Department displayed its SWAT vehicle and demonstrated how its ‘bomb robot’ is utilized for specific tasks that help keep officers and the public safe.

Organizer and Resource Teacher Bree Watson said the goal of the fair was to give students a flavor of the different career possibilities in STEM fields. “The kids are loving it,” Watson said, as students moved from station to station. Representatives with booths and exhibits ranged from Homeland Security to Qualcomm.

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