Education

  1. Five Fast Facts with FIRST Team 5430 - Pirate Robolution

    Five Fast Facts with FIRST Team 5430 - Pirate Robolution
    Bishop-Wisecarver Group is sponsoring four high school groups in the 2017 FIRST competitions. Today, we catch up with Julio Garcia, 12th grade, CEO of the Pirate Robolution team. We asked Julio to give a one word response to each of the terms below followed by a short explanation. Take a few moments to read about the hard work and lessons learned by these incredible students!
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  2. Manufacturing Day Emphasizes Regional Strength and Industry Opportunities

    Manufacturing Day Emphasizes Regional Strength and Industry Opportunities
    Our final in a blog series about Manufacturing Day 2016 features a Q&A with Mark Orcutt, Communications and Outreach Manager of the East Bay Leadership Council (EBLC), who participated in one of the Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG) tours. Mark emphasizes that “more than one third of all jobs in the California Bay Area are with businesses who either make or move goods” – and that means manufacturing.

    That also means a large number of employment opportunities! Hosting Manufacturing Day is one way BWG works with groups like EBLC to help educate the community on the great career options available locally.
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  3. Busted: Debunking the Myths of Manufacturing

    Busted: Debunking the Myths of Manufacturing
    This year, BWG actually had two Manufacturing Days as there were so many people wanting to attend the tours. We hosted groups on October 7 and October 29 and visitors included high school students from the East Bay and Silicon Valley, national and local manufacturing group officers, elected officials and community members. Sessions included a plant tour, 3D printer demonstration and a panel discussion which included a Q&A with employees.
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  4. Job Interview Success

    Job Interview Success
    Remember your first job interview? Did that memory just make you cringe and groan? Did you know how to answer the questions, look professional and think quickly all while not showing sweat? The Pittsburg, California Chamber of Commerce and Pittsburg High School understand the challenges of first interviews and want students to look back on this time as a key to their success. One that includes smiles - not groans.
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  5. Q&A with FRC Team 5430 – Pirate Robolution Crew, Team Lead Katelyn Dayco

    Q&A with FRC Team 5430 – Pirate Robolution Crew, Team Lead Katelyn Dayco
    “We work together and are placed in roles where we each discover new skills of leadership and group collaboration…”
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  6. Q&A with FRC Team 5430 – Pirate Robolution Crew, Team Member Daniel Perez-Sornia

    “It demonstrates what we have done in the six weeks to represent not only ourselves as a team, but also our school and community.”
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  7. Interview with Science Fair Most Creative Award Winner, Sophia Li, 16

    Interview with Science Fair Most Creative Award Winner, Sophia Li, 16
    This is our third, and final, 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.
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  8. Q&A with FRC Team 5430 – Pirate Robolution Crew, Mentor Jack Gillespie

    Q&A with FRC Team 5430 – Pirate Robolution Crew, Mentor Jack Gillespie
    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.
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  9. Interview with Science Fair Most Creative Award Winner, Anish Singhani, 13

    Interview with Science Fair Most Creative Award Winner, Anish Singhani, 13
    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.
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  10. Interview with Science Fair Most Creative Award Winner, Thomas Chow, 15

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