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Community 1000 Project
This project is designed to develop five (5) new workshops to add to the five (5) previous workshops (Fall 2019). 100% REMOTE and available to young learners as afterschool (or out-of-school) curriculum.
Local students are the masters of their domains. Support the students capacity to make their future happen within the communities in which they reside. Working with local students, we spear-headed Kids Day in Tech (Fall 2019) in downtown Merced, CA, exposing youth to new and emerging technology - drone science, robotics, solar energy, artificial intelligence, and 3D printing - in five (5) workshops. We will add five (5) new workshops. We need your support.
Our sponsored student organization, the Q-Project at UC Merced, continue to strive in the midst of Covid-19 facilitating online Cyber Security workshops and Introduction to Salesforce videos. Support our push and more to continue to develop real career ladders that speak to our Central Valley young learners. Our aim is to impact the Central Valley as a whole, Silicon Valley EAST. Just earlier this year (Summer 2020) the Q-Project facilitated a Virtual Academy with the CEP, the Center for Educational Partnerships. The Virtual Academy ran during the months of June and July with three (3) REMOTE workshops: Cyber, LoRa Networks, and Arduino. What are you building?
AI Summer 2018, students had the opportunity to test out their skills and attempt to build a pathway to AI mastery. Valiant push, however, continued support did not last; our financial support was sufficient to purchase hardware, the Nvidia Jetson, a vision and robotics platform (2-keyboards with Jetson image). We needed financial support to facilitate an effective workshop environment. The knowledge is here in the Central Valley, but typically that technology knowledge leaves the Central Valley to well paid positions outside of the Central Valley. Silicon Valley is 2 hours away and many students with technology experience aspire for jobs and opportunities there. Maintaining workshops is critical, being able to pay instructors and in some cases knowledgeable student interns to teach their technology knowledge would help close the digital divide prevalent in under-represented communities. Giving not only college students but also all levels of participating students (K - 12) the capacity and opportunity to be the master of their domains.
The Raspberry Pi (example of workshop equipment; sounds like pie) is an excellent microcomputer for learning and testing computer science ideas and concepts. DIYers (sounds like 'D'-'I'-'Y'- ers) also use the Pi for a lot of useful tasks and implementations that can make life easier. Which brings use to the best, practical value that learners can take advantage of, the Raspberry Pi is cheap. Although they are small, portable, and, most of all, low in cost; they are actual computers unlike many tablets. This means you can write production-level computer programs that rivals industry standards. Tech+Equation sponsored a Mini-Hack Intro to Neural Nets and Machine Learning (Fall 2017) that resulted in the build of a Raspberry Pi cluster (8-node cluster, keyboard and monitor image). As with all past events and workshops, projects ensued, however the pattern was the same; the projects dry up on the vine and the knowledge goes away (figuratively speaking).
From concept to design (whiteboard and CAD object images), support the whole process. Our pilot project is designed to develop five (5) new workshops to add to the five (5) previous workshops. 100% REMOTE and available to young learners as afterschool (or out-of-school) curriculum. We are good at what we do,
printf("Enter value of workshops: ");
printf("Enter value of projects: ");
printf("Enter value science education: ");
printf("Enter value of technology experience: ");
printf("sum= %d + %d + %d + %d = %d n",Workshops,
What is the answer? Does the math work? Right, the math does work, but what does it add up to?
Help us make this equation work,
Workshops + Projects = Science Education + Technology Experience.
Community 1000 (see infographic below), where we will be striving to make the math work. Support us and watch us develop the pathways for the next academic leaders and industrial geniuses and support their journeys to take their places in the new global economy.
Help keep technology knowledge here in this community, ushering in the next generation of young entrepreneurs, community leaders, and technologists. This is one of the equations for sustained economic growth in the new era of global economics and borderless commerce.
Help fund equipment goals and instructor costs to grow students (K - 12) job-readiness with advanced hands-on training from skilled instructors, which increase the success rate in gaining realistic skills and for passing certification exams. Check out techequation.org and learn more about in-situ resource utilization ( ISRU). Support what you have.
Tech+Equation, Inc. November 2020