HiPACC Education/Public Outreach Press Room. From: UCM

The Education/Public Outreach Press Room highlights opportunities made available to K-12 or university students or the general public, to learn more about astronomy and computational or data science in all fields, offered by the UC campuses and DOE laboratories comprising the UC-HiPACC consortium. The wording of the short summaries on this page is based on wording in the individual releases or on the summaries on the press release page of the original source. Images are also from the original sources except as stated. Press releases below appear in reverse chronological order (most recent first); they can also be displayed by UC campus or DOE lab by clicking on the desired venue at the bottom of the left-hand column.

May 12, 2014 — Innovate to Grow Competition Highlights student creativity

Engineering undergrads showcase innovations at UCM
UCM 5/12/14 — From disposable drones mapping wildfire perimeters to increasing the number of young students interested in science, technology, engineering and math studies, this year’s engineering capstone and Innovate to Grow teams showcase real, impactful work by engineering undergraduates. The annual Innovate to Grow competition and expo across the UC Merced campus on Friday, May 16, offered demonstrations of each team’s work plus blue-ribbon panels and cash prizes. Innovate to Grow, free and open to the public, is an annual celebration of UCM students’ creativity, and a launching pad for enterprises based on some of their most promising—and sometimes patentable— inventions and solutions to engineering challenges faced by partnering regional agencies and businesses.

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