Students from Crawford and University City high schools, as well as Marshall Middle School, were champions at the seventh annual College, Career and Technical Education (CCTE) Showcase event at Liberty Station.
event connects business partners with students and teachers to develop a
strong foundation for the economic future for San Diego. More than 300
industry professionals volunteer each year as mentors, guest speakers,
or advisers for student teams. The students exhibit products they
produce and business problems they solve in collaboration with members
of the local business community.
This year’s champion in the High
School Team category was Crawford High School’s Urban Revolution project
that educated students and community members about energy conservation
and healthy living. The project provided opportunities for students to
work with community members to learn about science, technology and math.
University City High School was named the champion in the High
School Open category with a project partnering the Project Lead the Way
Biomedical Innovations course grant proposal with Quench and Connect, a
non-profit organization. The grant proposal seeks to provide funding for
a secondary school in rural Uganda and implement funds for the school
to maintain a marketable tilapia fish farm.
School students examined multiple questions about zoos in the 21st
century and which animals should have priority in the San Diego Zoo
system in order to be chosen as the Middle School Champion. Student
teams researched, designed and built a physical or digital zoo enclosure
to best meet the needs of the zoo animal, employees and visitors.
schools recognized for their projects included: Kearny Construction
Tech Academy’s Energy Initiative 2020 with a focus on energy efficiency
in an effort to cut emissions and reduce dependence on foreign fuel
(High School Team category); Mira Mesa High School’s WAMPBAT, a machine
that allows a person in a wheelchair to run the infield and outfield
practice of a baseball team (High School Open category); and Innovation
Middle School’s 3D printed wind turbine which highlights the technology
and physics that are involved with the generation of electricity with
wind turbines, as well as the creation of these turbines and uses that
power an LED light.
For more information about the CCTE Showcase, please contact Ralph West, Interim Director CCTE, at email@example.com.