Red Rock Canyon, CA
Yellowstone National Park
African Daisy
ARS Image K5698-1: Readying for nighttime surveillance of migrating moths, agricultural engineer Wayne Wolf (left) adjusts a radar dish. When initial moth flight is detected, meteorologist Ritchie Eyster will launch a constant-altitude tetroon. Its movement will be tracked by Argos satellites and a mobile LORAN system to measure winds that affect moth mobility.Photo by Jack Dykinga.
ARS Image K11662-1: This U.S. cow and others like her are safe from mad cow disease (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) thanks in large part to ARS research on the disease and other transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.Photo by Peggy Greb.
ARS Image K7900-7: The automated inspection system compares pictures of each bird as viewed through a red filter and a green filter, to spot defective chickens. Here, agricultural engineer Yud-Ren Chen places a green filter on one of the lenses of the computerized, four-camera subsystem.Photo by Keith Weller.
ARS Image K7033-20: The Asian multicolored lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis, is easy to identify from its false "eyes"-- twin white football-shaped markings behind the head. In color, the insects range from black to mustard, with zero to many spots. A common U.S. form is mustard to red and has 16 or more black spots.Photo by Scott Bauer.
Ars Image K8932-1: Stomach tissue is placed between halves of a glass parabiotic chamber. Alkaloids are added to the one side of the tissue to see whether they are transported through the tissue to the other side.Photo by Scott Bauer.
ARS Image K4659-1: When you buy a tomato product-a bottle of catsup, a can of tomato soup, or a jar of spaghetti sauce-you're paying the cost of removing that water. But thanks to ARS research by plant physiologist Merle Weaver at the Western Regional Research Center, in Albany California, tomorrow's tomatoes might have less water and more of the compounds called solids that processors condense at the factory. The concentrate, rich in fiber and natural sugars, becomes the starting point for tomato paste and most of the other tomato-based foods at your supermarket.Photo by Scott Bauer.
Photo courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  Photographer:Roy Kaltschmidt .  This simulation shows a nanomotor built of gold paddle-shaped rotor blades spinning on a multi-walled carbon nanotube.
Photo courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  Aerogels are the lightest existing solid materials--in fact an ounce of aerogel has the surface area of 10 football fields--and they have exceptional insulating properties. Scientists at Berkeley lab are studying aerogels great potential in a wide range of applications including energy-efficient insulation and windows, acoustics, battery technology and microelectronics.
Photo courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  Photographer:Roy Kaltschmidt.  Cray XT4 supercomputers - Franklin group NERSC - Oakland Scientific Facility
National Park Service: Geologist-in-the-Park: GIP program participants provide valuable research, resource management, and interpretation assistance to the National Park Service.
SOHO (ESA & NASA): Solar rotation and polar flows of the Sun as deduced from measurements by MDI. The cutaway reveals rotation speed inside the Sun. The left side of the image represents the difference in rotation speed between various areas on the Sun. Red-yellow is faster than average and blue is slower than average. The light orange bands are zones that are moving slightly faster than their surroundings.
Carnation coral - Dendronephthya sp. Image ID: reef2087, NOAA's Coral Kingdom CollectionLocation: Gulf of Aqaba, Red SeaPhotographer: Mr. Mohammed Al Momany, Aqaba, Jordan
A fossilized Ammonite. The Ammonite is an extinct marine cephalopod mollusk. This fossil was found in Madagascar.  Credit: Bruce Avera Hunter /
Meeting the Technical Workforce Challenge
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Project Based Learning Workshop
Demcom Power and Solar Frontier Donates $10K for STEM Education in Kern County
Cost: $75.00 (Free Parking. Teachers responsible for their lunch.)

Develop your project based learning understanding by studying four technology models and applying or adapting these models to your discipline.

Meeting the Technical Workforce Challenge workshop is designed to help high school teachers find new ways to engage students with the project based learning.

Four project based learning engineering models developed by ITEEA (International Technology and Engineering Educators Association) will be introduced in the workshop. These models, which are well matched with the Next Generation Science Standards, can be adopted by a teacher or serve as a guide to generate a personalized program. After exploring the four models, time will be provided for teachers to develop a project based learning program.

Teachers Receive:

A Deeper Understanding of Project Based Learning
Time to Develop a Project Based Unit for their Classroom
Advanced Design Applications CD
Networking Opportunity for Teachers with Similar Disciplines
On-Line Support and/or Classroom Visits

Designed for:

High School Teachers and Supervisors


Debra Bereki, Ph.D., Science Educator for

Dr. Bereki earned a doctorate of philosophy with emphasise in professional development with scientists, reform in science education, classroom implementation of science standards, and teacher change. She served in the classroom and conducted professional development for over thirty years; has written curriculum for use in the classroom; and consulted on textbooks. She has secondary teaching credentials in Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science with add-ons in geology, chemistry, foods, and nutrition.


Karen Blake, Executive Director: / 714.420.6840


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Clarion Hotel
3540 Rosedale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93308
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March 17, 2016
9am - 4pm
Meeting the Technical Workforce Challenge
P.O. Box 40012
Bakersfield, CA 93384

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