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Q&A with FRC Team 5430 - Pirate Robolution Crew, Mentor Jack Gillespie

By Bishop-Wisecarver in STEM, FIRST, Local, Education, Robotics, Internship, Community
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Bishop-Wisecarver Group is a proud sponsor of the FIRST® robotics program and, in addition to providing in-kind donations totaling between $150-250K, we also sponsor four regional student teams. In today’s blog, we are proud to feature Mentor Jack Gillespie of Pittsburg High School Robotics FRC Team 5430, The Robolution Crew, located in Pittsburg, California.

Interview with Science Fair Most Creative Award Winner, Anish Singhani, 13

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This is our second interview with one of the Most Creative Award winners from the recent Contra Costa County Science and Engineering Fair (CCCSEF). As part of Bishop-Wisecarver’s ongoing support of STEM education, we recently helped sponsor the Most Creative Award category given to both age levels in the competition.

Interview with Science Fair Most Creative Award Winner, Thomas Chow, 15

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If your visions of science fair projects include paper mache volcanoes with some colored liquid dribbling out the top, it is time to get a 21st century view. As part of Bishop-Wisecarver’s ongoing support of STEM education, we recently helped sponsor the Contra Costa County Science and Engineering Fair (CCCSEF). More than 200 students showcased 145 projects at the 11th annual event held at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, Calif. BWG was a business sponsor for the Most Creative Award category given to both age levels in the competition.

Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP)

By Bishop-Wisecarver in STEM, Reflection, Local, Industry, Education, Engineering, Robotics, Internship, Manufacturing, Community
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“What are your plans after graduation?” It’s a question heard often this time of year as high school students are finishing tests, signing yearbooks and making plans for the next chapter in their lives. Do they choose college, tech school, career or travel? Do they have enough information to help make such choices?

Q&A with FTC Team – The TigerBots

By Bishop-Wisecarver in STEM, FIRST, Local, Education, Engineering, Robotics, Internship, Manufacturing, Community
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Bishop-Wisecarver Group is a proud sponsor of the FIRST® robotics program and, in addition to providing in-kind donations totaling between $150-250K, we also sponsor four regional student teams. In today’s blog, we feature The TigerBots, FTC Team 7593, of Notre Dame High School located in Belmont, California.

Q&A with FRC Team 692 – The Fembots

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Bishop-Wisecarver Group is a proud sponsor of the FIRST® robotics program and, in addition to providing in-kind donations totaling between $150-250K, we also sponsor four regional student teams. In today’s blog, we feature Coach Peter Strawn of St. Francis Catholic High School FRC Team 692, The Fembots, located in Sacramento, California.

Sites and Sounds from Manufacturing Day 2015

By Pamela Kan in STEM, FIRST, Reflection, Local, Industry, Women in Manufacturing, Education, Engineering, Robotics, Manufacturing Day, Internship
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“This place looks totally different than I expected.”
“I didn’t realize there were so many different types of jobs.”
“That could be my starting salary? No way!”
“There are how many job openings?”
“This is fun. I could do this job.”

These questions and comments could be heard throughout our manufacturing site earlier this month as Bishop-Wisecarver again participated in the national Manufacturing Day (MFG DAY) event.

Working at Bishop-Wisecarver through the Eyes of an Intern

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Shelby Fischer spent the summer of 2015 working as a marketing intern for Bishop-Wisecarver. Shelby is currently studying Business Marketing at San Jose State. Shelby was eager to gain marketing experience and broaden his skills set. The internship program at Bishop-Wisecarver provides our interns with real world business applications and teaches them skills that are applicable to all industries. Read Shelby’s account of this past summer.

Bishop-Wisecarver Supports STEM Education Through Their Internship Program

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JJ Galvin spent his summer interning at Bishop-Wisecarver to learn about manufacturing, engineering and marketing. The third-year mechanical engineering student at Santa Clara University wanted to see engineers work on a product from start to finish. He wanted to learn about the manufacturing process and machines used in the guided motion industry. He also wanted to brush up on his technical writing and study the way engineers communicate within the company and to the customer.

Put Your Money on the Future

By Pamela Kan in STEM, FIRST, Reflection, Local, Women in Manufacturing, Education, Engineering, Robotics, Manufacturing Day
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As we see kids head back to school it reminds me of my role as a business leader to invest and support our next generation of team members. As a woman running manufacturing, distribution and engineering companies I see a real gap in the education and experiences we are providing to our kids.
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