Wednesday, February 25, 2015

3D Selfies

This machine lets you take 3D selfies, and it's already a big hit in the UK!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Invitation to Future Tennessee Volunteer Engineers

Though we are in the Bay Area, I am a huge promoter of my undergraduate alma mater - The University of Tennessee at Knoxville. I was just informed from the Director of Engineering Diversity of several engineering camps taking place during Summer 2015.

The College of Engineering (CoE) at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN will host a series of summer engineering programs for rising seventh to twelfth grade students during the summer of 2015. The application deadline for the rising seventh to tenth grade programs is Friday, March 6, 2015. The application deadline for the eleventh and twelfth grade programs is Friday, April 10, 2015. The applications and information can be found online:

There are options of day and residential camps. All your students have to do is apply. If a few of them get in, they can travel together for a great experience on Good 'Ole Rocky Top! We encourage your participation and support in identifying students that are interested in applying. Please forward the opportunity to guidance counselors, math/science faculty, students, parents, and administrators.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Black History Spotlight

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Celebrating Black Inventions and Innovations

Month of February 
They are among history's most revered black inventors, known for their relentless inquisition, passionate research, impeccable design and, most importantly, their desire to push the envelope. Some of the world's greatest technological and social advancements, including the modern-day gas mask, light bulb and traffic light, owe their origins to black inventors.  Read more at

National Engineers Week

February 22-28, 2015 
Get ideas on who you and your school can share your enthusiasm for engineering.  Promote your PLTW Engineering pathways and make a difference in a young person's life.  See more at

Celebrating CTE Month

February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) month—a great opportunity to acknowledge the important contribution CTE is making to individual citizens, our economy, and our nation. Every year, during this month, we recognize the efforts and accomplishments of the many students who are pursuing their ambitions through CTE pathways. We also thank all those working tirelessly so that more students can find their life’s passion and reach their full potential.

Monday, February 9, 2015

NEWSLETTER | February 9, 2015

I hope second semester is starting off well for you.  We attempted to send out a newsletter today, and we received 102 bounce backs because Barracuda rejected the attachment in the original email. So we decided to post here as well. Please govern yourselves accordingly to the updates below. Thank you!
  • East Bay/San Jose Chevron IED Challenge ::
2015 Chevron Design Challenge registration is now open! Space is limited, so register early! You can register ONE team per school at For questions, please contact Michelle Bunn, Associate Director of PROJECT LEAD THE WAY - SDSU College of Engineering <>.
  • PLTW Launch Expansion in the Bay Area ::
Are you interested in visiting a Launch site in our region? There is an opportunity to visit a Bay Area site this Wednesday, February 11th. 10:30-12:00 you will be able to see two grade levels with a talk and debrief following! If you are interested, email me directly as soon as possible. Thank you!
  • Regional School Spotlight ::
One of our regional schools is spotlighted in SJSU's most recent PLTW newsletter: West Oakland Middle School's GTT program! Read their feature online now at
  • PLTW Updates from San Jose State University ::
Also see the latest update of information from Angelica Mata, SJSU on PLTW Updates: Core Training Registration and the Women in Engineering Conference for Female Students