Gene Haas Foundation Scholarships to Rocklin High School
Rocklin, CA -- The Gene Haas Foundation provided five $2,000 Machining Technology Scholarships for Rocklin High School graduating seniors who plan to become engineers as a result of their experiences in the Engineering Support Technology lab that was built with support from the Sierra College STEM Collaborative.
(Rocklin, CA) Five Rocklin High School graduates will each benefit from $2,000 Machining Technology Scholarships from the Gene Haas Foundation to further their Advanced Manufacturing education. With support from the Sierra College Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Collaborative and other area businesses, Engineering Support Technology instructor Dan Frank has built a fully equipped lab with CNC machines, 3D printer, laser cutters and other industry standard equipment to provide hands-on experiences for future engineers and technicians. The scholarships will be presented to the Engineering Support Technology students on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 6 PM at the Rocklin High School gym.
According to Carol Pepper-Kittredge, Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) Director, Sierra College, who manages the Sierra College STEM Collaborative, these students have been inspired by their hands-on experiences to continue their technical education. The Gene Haas Foundation provides scholarship funds to students entering technical training programs, especially machinist-based certificate and degree programs. "Rocklin High School has a wonderfully equipped lab where students can gain experience using equipment very similar to what they might encounter working in industry," said Pepper-Kittredge.
"Engineering Support Technology instructor Dan Frank has also been very creative in arranging for students to video conference with NASA engineers, taking students on tours at local manufacturers, introducing Lean manufacturing methods and utilizing innovative teaching methods such as posting scan codes on equipment that lead students to online apps that explain set up and operating procedures."
Dan Frank explained that the students selected for the Gene Haas Foundation scholarships are planning to continue their technical education in engineering. "The scholarship recipients are Sean Bowers, Paulo Buencamino, Alex Lonsdale, Samantha Martin and Ryan Seggerman," said Frank. "I expect all of these students to become engineers and quickly rise to meet the challenges faced by our nation's Advanced Manufacturing industries."
Samantha "Sam" Martin indicated that her plans for the future are to graduate from University of California Merced with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. "Then I hope to attend UC Davis to earn master's degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Education," said Martin.
"I've wanted to be a teacher for most of my life, but I never could figure out what I wanted to teach until taking Mr. Frank's engineering classes. I want to work in a place where I am not only teaching, but continually learning. I would like to return to Rocklin and educate the next generation."
Pet Care | Real Estate | Restaurants | Tech | View All | * Add/Upgrade Business
Placer County News HeadlinesPlacer Valley Sports Complex: Who's Designing It?Placer Valley Sports Complex, Inc. has reached its first major milestone in the building and development of its brand new, state-of-the-art Regional Sports Complex in Roseville.
25 Year Old Arrested as Arson SuspectThe Placer County Sheriff's Office arrested David Petrashishen, 25 for arson following Sunday's fire in Elverta.
California Statewide Fire Summary (7.30.15)California Fire Updates 2015: Yesterday afternoon and evening fire activity in Northern California significantly increased as temperatures hit the triple digits and the winds became very gusty.
Roseville Crime Report Digest Update (7.30.15)Roseville, CA - Weekly crime report digest update for Roseville, July 30, 2015.
State Moonlights as SlumlordIf a recent study to determine the safety of 29 state-owned buildings tells us anything, it's that the state is a terrible landlord
Community Foundations Fund Senior Nutrition ProgramsAuburn, CA - Thanks to additional funding, Seniors First will soon expand a program established to provide homebound seniors with hot meals and daily social interaction
Hot Pink Fun Run in Roseville to benefit Placer Breast Cancer FoundationRoseville, CA -- The Placer Breast Cancer Foundation is hosting the eighth annual Hot Pink Fun Run event in Roseville.
Air Quality Alert in Placer CountyThe Placer County Public Health Officer and Placer County Air Pollution Control District are issuing a joint air quality advisory to notify the public of the potential for poor air quality
Roseville and Lincoln to Host Senior Softball-USA Western NationalsThe 15th Annual Senior Softball-USA Western Nationals (SSUSA) will take place August 3-9 at Foskett Regional Park in Lincoln and Maidu Regional Park in Roseville
California Statewide Fire Summary (7.28.15)California Fire Updates 2015: While most of California saw a rise in temperatures, firefighters across the State continued to make good progress on the 9 active large wildfires.
Roseville Crime Report Digest Update (7.28.15)Crime report digest update for Roseville, California July 28, 2015.
Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders August 7thThe 12th Annual UC Davis Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders - one of the nation's premier gatherings of health professionals, educators and families
NEWS: In Case You Missed It