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Saturday, April 29


SWENext: Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has new resources to help teachers close the engineering gender gap. Students can join an engineering community designed just for them. Teachers can join too. Your free SWENextEd Newsletter subscription will help you stay up to date with the latest SWE resources and research to build a more inclusive engineering classroom experience. Discover how SWE is for everyone; pick up your free SWE poster while supplies last. Visit Swe.org/SweNext.

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Debra Kimberling

Educator Chair, Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Debra Kimberling, a retired mechanical engineer, is the Educator Chair for SWE, Advocacy Director for SWE San Diego, and Advocacy Chair for the San Diego County Engineering Council. She is here to introduce a few new resources for both students and teachers and connect you to the... Read More →

Saturday April 29, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 53-542 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive


Engineering Design Process

You will experience the engagement and critical thinking that students benefit from while working through the Engineering and Design Process. When students ask a question and design a prototype to solve a problem or disrupt an industry, they are on their way to becoming global learners. You will explore ways to connect engineering to the NGSS and Common Core Standards. Help your students become global learners!  

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Cassie Lyn-Santos Rivaldi

K-8 Engineering Teacher, Feaster Charter School
Cassie Lyn-Santos Rivaldi is currently the K-8 Engineering teacher at Feaster Charter School in the Chula Vista Elementary School District.  Mrs. Rivaldi has been in education promoting cross-curricular education and project-based learning for over 12 years. Mrs. Rivaldi has worked... Read More →
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Heather Walker

Teacher and Curriculum Coordinator, Feaster Elementary School
Heather Walker is a second grade STEM teacher as well as a K-8 Technology Curriculum Coordinator at Feaster Charter School. She works to integrate Engineering as well as technology with the reading, writing, and math Common Core Standards. She has a master’s degree as well as reading... Read More →

Saturday April 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 53-542 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive


Transforming our school the Roadrunner Way! Fast, Tenacious and Smart!
Learn how we transformed Palmquist Elementary to an Inquiry Based Learning school that utilizes STEAM and PLTW content.  We are building kids' academic transferable skills, social emotional-transferable skills and thinking tools that they apply in class, Multimedia Studio, ThinkLab and Farm Lab.  

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Armand Amoranto

SBRT Palmquist Elementary School
I help transform schools!

Christine Gilmore

SBRT Palmquist Elementary School

Matt Veseskis

SBRT Palmquist Elementary School

Saturday April 29, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Room 53-542 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive


IOT, Arduinos and Sensors with Hydroponics oh MY!
Learn how we took a small group of students to apply the SEPs to our hydroponic greenhouse to engineer ways to monitor and test different ways to grow greens.  Listen to the stories of our successes and failures.

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Armand Amoranto

SBRT Palmquist Elementary School
I help transform schools!

Saturday April 29, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Room 53-542 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive


Engineering Science Partnership Grant (ESP)- Incorporating Engineering Practices within the Science Classroom
Educators have difficulty teaching engineering practices until they experience it firsthand. Through the ESP grant, seventy Sweetwater teachers and the district curriculum team partnered up with professors from USD and SWCC. He goral of the partnership was to first learn the engineering design process through labs and activities, then collaboratively design lessons that would be conducted in the classrooms. As a result, a third of our teachers created engineering infused curriculum that has been shared district wide. 


Melanie Brown

Science Curriculum Specialist, Sweetwater School District

Odesma Dalrymple

Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering Department, Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, University of San Diego

Bobbi Hansen

Professor, University of San Diego

Saturday April 29, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Room 53-542 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive