On September 20, the participants visited the DaVinci Center located in Stockton for a day of hands-on engineering activities. They were challenged with building a paper tower, building a weight-bearing support structure out of paper and tape, and learned about "squishy circuits" and drone technology. The DaVinci Center's computer labs were used to further explore Google Apps and online resources for engineering activities.
UC Merced professor YangQuan Chen and his graduate student Marwin Ko made engineering presentations, along with Cathy Parker and Glen White of TCSOS. Melissa Colon from Columbia College and Cathy Parker led the computer applications sessions.
During one of the breakout sessions the participants were given a tour of the DaVinci Center to get a feel for what equipment and resources are available in a maker space facility.
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