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Engineering & Technology Day
Friday, February 3, at Delta College
January 28, 2017
San Joaquin Delta College’s Engineering Program will host the 30th Annual Engineering and Technology Day on Friday, February 3. The day's activities take place from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Holt Center and Tillie Lewis Theatre.
Local high school students will have the opportunity to put their engineering skills to the test by participating in a multitude of contests including: Auto CAD/Inventor Drafting; Architectural/Civil Drafting; Robotics, and “Delta Cube” competitions.
The Robotics competition will challenge students to design, build and program an autonomous mobile robot to navigate a fixed course. Accuracy is a must, with the better of two runs counting as the final score. The robots must also be able to avoid obstacles placed on the path!
Again, this year’s design competition is the “Delta Cube” challenge, which proved to be a very popular event! The objective is to design and construct a device which will provide a path for a ping-pong ball to touch all six sides inside a 20” x 20” x 20” cube. There is no limitation on materials for cube construction, or interior devices to achieve the goal. Those who successfully achieve the six side objective will compete in a speed contest to determine the winner.
Students will also have the opportunity to tour Delta College, and then receive advice on engineering career pathways from industry professionals at the Career Orientation/Awards Ceremony in Tillie Lewis Theater. Students get their engineering questions answered from experts, and are motivated to move forward with their academic plans.
Delta engineering instructor Danell Hepworth says engineering technology offers employment in numerous fields. “If you’re interested in a creative and challenging career in high tech fields like Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), Electrical Engineering, Mechanical or Civil Engineering, engineering technology is the choice for you. We believe Engineering and Technology Day serves as an inspiration for our students. Delta College provides the pathway!”
For more information on Engineering and Technology Day, contact Delta College Applied Science, Business & Technology Division, 209-954-5230.