Teacher Jill Southern and the Templeton
Rockety Club blast off. Awesome!!!
Some proud members of the Templeton Rocket Club
Nipomo High School VEX Team
VEX Robots from Nipomo High School
Elementary students controlling vex robots
Orcutt Academy Robotics
Eagle Robotics Team
KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Dr. Russ Genet
"Telescope Robotics - Building the
World's Largest Portable Telescope"
Russell Merle Genet, PhD, is a Research Scholar in Residence at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), Adjunct Professor of Astronomy at Cuesta College, and the Director of the Orion Observatory. Pioneer of the world’s first fully robotic observatory (featured in the PBS special, The Perfect Stargazer, and the 51st President of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Russ now teaches astronomy and guides research seminars at Cuesta College, and teaches short courses about the cosmos and humanity for Cal Poly, Cuesta College, and the Orion Institute. He has also authored a dozen books and over 100 scientific papers (see Publications). Russ is designing and building the world's largest portable telescope.
This telescope will be positioned in the narrow, high-speed shadow paths of asteroids and other solar system objects as they occult background stars and the shadow races across the planet at 1000 miles an hour.
Poster from Templeton High School - Ross Shaefer
Poster from Dana Elementary School
All pictures contributed by guest photographers:
Renee Olshefski and Noelle Menigoz
Hands-On STEM activities provided by Cal Poly Students:
Patty Galindo and Catie Carmody
Jeff Snyder, District Representative for Senator Sam Blakeslee, presented Certificates of Appreciation to all participating students. Sean Murphy of AHS is shown.
SLO County Supervisor, Jim Patterson (left), presented the Greyhounds (represented by Sean Murphy) with a special award plaque for winning the FIRST World Championship.
Derrick Lavoie and Marco Chang hand out awards
to many happy student participants.
Joseph Seyedan from Templeton Middle
school receives his award.
He built his own hydrogen car!
Here is a bit of a lighter moment