Alex and rotational inertia demoJosh and Kristen at Booth

On Saturday, April 16, the Skyline College Engineering and Robotics Club (ERC) hosted a booth encouraging scientific exploration at the annual San Mateo County STEM Festival. The event was held at the Redwood City Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon, and an estimated 3000 people attended the festival.

The ERC students engaged families and community members and brought science, technology, engineering, and math to life through exciting activities including hands-on robotics and physics demonstrations. Special congratulations for an outstanding job to ERC students Alex Hercules, Josh Tamayo, Alina Kirichuk, Bryan Lim, Christine Zhao, and Kristen Chen for volunteering at the event and sparking a sense of wonder and curiosity in the young minds of our community. Their dedication and effort are yet another example of just how brightly Skyline Shines!

On behalf of Skyline College, Science Math Technology Dean Ray Hernandez and Engineering Professor and ERC Club Advisor Nick Langhoff would like to extend a big Thank You to Event Coordinator Martha Traynor for organizing the festival in addition to several community leaders for their participation in the event including Senator Jerry Hill, Library Director Derek Wolfgram, City Council members Shelly Masur and Alicia Aguirre, Vice Mayor Ian Bain, and Mayor John Seybert.

Article and photos by Nick Langhoff