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STEM, Robots, Pirates and Tigers: Another Awesome Manufacturing Day

By Bishop-Wisecarver in STEM, FIRST, Local, Engineering, Robotics, Manufacturing Day, Internship, Manufacturing, Community
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With a corporate-wide emphasis on supporting STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education efforts, Bishop-Wisecarver Group is active in numerous student-based events both locally and nationally. This past month, we had the unique opportunity of combining some of these efforts and groups in the same place! Discussions of STEM, robots, pirates and tigers were mentioned throughout the day and it wasn’t because Halloween was coming. When BWG opened its doors for the national Manufacturing Day event this year, we welcomed two groups of FIRST robotics teams to our plant. BWG has sponsored both of these teams in their incredible work with the FIRST program and now had the opportunity to enhance their learning in the world of manufacturing.

Busted: Debunking the Myths of Manufacturing

By Bishop-Wisecarver in STEM, FIRST, Reflection, Local, Education, Robotics, Manufacturing Day, Internship, Manufacturing, Community
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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.

Job Interview Success

By Bishop-Wisecarver in Reflection, Local, Education, Internship, Manufacturing, Community
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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.

Q&A with FRC Team 5430 – Pirate Robolution Crew, Team Lead Katelyn Dayco

By Bishop-Wisecarver in STEM, FIRST, Local, Education, Robotics, Internship, Community
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“We work together and are placed in roles where we each discover new skills of leadership and group collaboration…”

Q&A with FRC Team 5430 – Pirate Robolution Crew, Team Member Daniel Perez-Sornia

By Bishop-Wisecarver in STEM, FIRST, Local, Education, Robotics, Internship, Community
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“It demonstrates what we have done in the six weeks to represent not only ourselves as a team, but also our school and community.”

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.

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

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 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.
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