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CCSTEM Board Election – Vote!

Published on November 6, 2014, by

The CCSTEM North Board is intended to consist of 10-15 representatives from five key STEM Stakeholder Groups (K-12, Informal Education, Higher Education, Industry/Government, and Community). The first ten board members are to be elected. The CCSTEM North Coordinator is an eleventh appointed position. The remaining four positions may be appointed by the elected board to balance representation across stakeholder groups.

This year’s ballot contains 13 nominees. Information includes: the stakeholder affiliation, a brief biography, and either a statement from the nominee or the nominator. Nominees have been listed in alphabetical order by last name. PLEASE VOTE FOR UP TO 10 NOMINEES. Voting ends November 14th.

The statements and the ballot are here.


Professional Development Workshops in Pismo Beach, November 14-15

Published on November 3, 2014, by

Social Media Job Searching for Student Success
Presenter: Joshua Waldman
WHEN: Friday, November 14, 2014
TIME: 10:00 am – 12:00 PM
Audience: HS Counselors and Teachers, CC Counselors and Teachers
Info and Registration: http://tinyurl.com/kmmplby

Effective Teaching Strategies to Improve Student Success in Health Sciences
Presenter: Starla A. Ewan, M.S.
When: Friday, November 14, 2014
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Audience: For any health science, anatomy, dental assistant, nursing, sports medicine, cosmetology, or biology instructor
Info and Registration: http://tinyurl.com/p4unjab

High School Career Exploration in Emerging Technologies in Allied Health
Saturday, November 15, 2014
8:00 am – 3:00pm
Info and Registration: http://tinyurl.com/msfb6ua


Secrets of Sand

Published on November 3, 2014, by

November 22, 2014, 2:00 PM
Morro Bay Museum of Natural History

A handful of sand is full of secrets: What is it made of? Where does it come from? Who lives in it? Join us as we use dissecting microscopes to take a closer look and make a mineral and shell collection to take home. Flier (English and Spanish).


The Science of Wine and Cheese

Published on October 22, 2014, by

SciAD-logoDr. Rafael “The Big Cheese” Jimenez of Cal Poly’s Dairy Products Technology Center returns to Science After Dark, accompanied by Dr. Marianne Wolf, Professor of Wine Business and Head of the Cal Poly Wine and Viticulture Department, to give a talk on the biochemistry of wine and cheese. Let your taste buds be the judge when we pair complementary Cal Poly cheese with Cal Poly wines available for purchase at Luis Wine Bar.

Where: Hosted by Luis Wine Bar, 1021 Higuera Street, SLO (must be over age 21)
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time: Discussion starts at 6:30pm, come early to get settled and order your beverage. Light appetizers available for purchase, or you may bring your own food. All beverages must be purchased at Luis Wine Bar. Selections include wine, beer, organic sodas, coffee, and tea.
Cost: $5.00 cover charge in support of the mission of CCSTEM

Press Release


A-Scary-Um and COSIA this Saturday, Central Coast Aquarium

Published on October 21, 2014, by

The Central Coast Aquarium has two fun activities to offer this Saturday, October 25th:

11am-1pm – Cal Poly Students from the Communicating Ocean Sciences to Informal Audiences (COSIA) course will be presenting hands-on ocean-themed projects to public audiences while they visit the Central Coast Aquarium. The COSIA students will have lesson/activity tables setup both on the lawn in front of the aquarium and inside the aquarium. The activities are very family friendly – and are designed for all ages. More…

1pm-4pm – Halloween Celebration, A-Scary-Um. Face painting. Pumpkin decorating. Arts and crafts. Games and prizes. Mad Scientist squid dissection at 3pm. Costume contest at 3:45pm. Adults $8, children $5 (2 and under free), includes all-day aquarium admission.