Poway High School
15500 Espola Road
Poway, CA 92064
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No More Prefered Status to SD City Schools - SEP 1, 2018 - The preferred entrance requirements that was agreed to and committed to by district boundary schools (which PHS is not part of) was always frustrating to students and educators through the county. It was not fair. What has happened, is that they made a decision in line with updating SDSU programs and building new facilities at SDSU to make it fair across the board. Now all students whether in the SDSU district or not, have to meet the same requirements. The 3.5 GPA is standard with UC and other state schools. They can still recieve preferred status in the SDSU district for short time but the standard on approved classes have changed: http://www.pltwcalifornia.org/ view-content/50/Engineering-Compact.html and https:// drive.google.com/file/d/1o24YrlgfvJGrxX5HfKujsVIss8zQnGVv/view. Courses listed to no longer count are for the preferred status. This does not effect PHS students. All classes on transcripts and grades for PHS students will impact a students acceptance. For PHS students, there is no change. It's is the same as it always has been. The students in my classes and the academy students have been explained to, that there is no preferential enrollment for them to SDSU, and that they have never and will not recieve any prefered enrolment. I would not worry about this. Nothing has changed for PHS students, accept to provide a greater opportunity for them to be enrolled, now that there is no preference to the SDSU district boundary students. For the first time it's fair for all students. Learn more about this situation, go to: https://www.10news.com/news/last-minute-changes-to-sdsu-admissions-policy-scares-students)

STEM and the FBI - SEP 1, 2018 - The FBI employs science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to advance investigations and stay ahead of threats. Learn more about STEM jobs: fbijobs.gov. (For more info & the video, go to:https://www.fbi.gov/video-repository/112017-fbistem.mp4/view)

Poway Robotics - Team Spyder 1622 Featured in 92064 Magazine - AUG 13, 2018 - Robotics Represent Poway High School (PHS) is home to one of the most successful high school robotics programs in the world. FIRST Robotics competition Team 1622, better known throughout the community as Team Spyder, teaches students not just the basics of building and programming, but also the essential principles of safety, teamwork, and community involvement. The program has grown from its original seven members to a team of over 70 students. Coaches and mentors support the student-driven program throughout the season of competitions and outreach events. We spoke with Head Coach Rodger Dohm to learn more. Learn more about Team Spyder 1622, go to: www.teamspyder.org. (For more info, go to:http://92064magazine.com/2018/08/13/poway-high-schools-team-spyder-strives-for-success-safety-and-community-engagement/)

The Maker Spirit: Maker Faire San Diego 2016 - FEB 23, 2017 - Poway High School Robotics showcased in this video feed from the San Diego Maker Fair by Ben Kitzinger powered by Circuitmaker. Why do we make things? Why do we enjoy creating things? From Dream to Invention to Creation. We visited the Maker Faire in San Diego to learn more about the inner fire that drives us in the process of creation. (For more info, the video and other videos, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ssz49TVqeGE or The Maker Spirit- Maker Faire San Diego 2016)

The latest "nightmare inducing" Boston Dynamics robots - JAN 31, 2017 - That's how Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics, described the wheeled robot that he unveiled for the first time today. He also demoed SpotMini on stage and mentioned my prior post "Fido vs. Spot" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7nhy... that went viral in the Google days. (For more info, the video and other videos, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h5qpXO3isM&feature=youtu.be&t=3m45s)

PHS engineering academy certified - MAY 26, 2016 - May 18 was Robotics Day in the Poway Unified School District and Poway High School celebrated with a very special ribbon cutting. The ribbon cutting signified the official certification of the Poway High School Engineering Academy, which will allow students to earn college credit for engineering classes taken in high school. (For more, go to: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/pomerado-news/news/local-news/sdpn-phs-engineering-academy-certified-2016may25-story.html)

An Authors look into the future - MAY 20, 2016 - By Udo Gollub at Messe Berlin, Germany, "I just went to the Singularity University summit. Here are the key points I gathered. Rise and Fall: In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide. Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they were bankrupt. What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 10 years – and most people don’t see it coming. Did you think in 1998 that 3 years later..." (For more, go to: https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/authors-look-future)

Poway Engineering Students and Junior Achievement visit Swagelok - APRIL 19, 2016 - "Poway High School engineering students recently shadowed employees at San Diego Fluid Systems Technologies, part of the Swagelok Company, to learn more about engineering, customer service, and business operations, and gain interview skills. This is the second year Swagelok has hosted a work-based learning experience for high school students through its partnership with Junior Achievement of San Diego, a CCPT grant intermediary." (For more, go to: PHS Engineering Academy Swagelok Thank you Letter, http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=111303763821 0&ca=28b17231-5e65-409c-97f6 3e95e8fd8b2f and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsVB9nW_aS8&spfreload=5 or JA Job Shadow.mp4.)

2015’s Best Engineering Jobs and Their Salaries - APRIL 8, 2015 - "Following a positive trend in 2014, many economists and reports suggest the U.S. economy and job market are positioned to yield steady growth in 2015. Each year, Randstad US publishes its list of Hot Jobs in demand as determined by our industry expert recruiters. The predictions are based on field market research, as well as an analysis of 2015 economic projections and market trends. So ​what does it take to attract, engage and retain top talent in the engineering field? We analyzed the data and compiled a national engineering job market overview that lists the top three most in-demand jobs for engineers: mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and quality engineers."  (For more, go to: https://www.randstadusa.com/workforce360/jobs-the-economy/engineering-jobs-in-demand-for-2015/255/)

The Most In-Demand (And Aging) Engineering Jobs - SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 - "Not pre-med. Not business. Not computer science. The most popular college major choice for high school seniors surveyed by CareerBuilder—the majority of whom already have a career in mind—is engineering."  (For more, go to: http://www.forbes.com/sites/emsi/2014/09/12/the-most-in-demand-and-oldest-engineering-jobs/)

STEM Roundup: Engineering Jobs in High Demand - JANUARY 8, 2014 - "A roundup of recent science, technology, engineering and mathematics news. Study: Engineering Grads to Remain In High Demand for Foreseeable Future
HOUSTON -- Engineering positions of all kinds are expected to increase over the next 12 months, with the sector anticipated to remain the number one in-demand job for 2014."  (For more, go to: http://www.usnews.com/news/stem-solutions/articles/2014/01/08/stem-roundup-engineering-jobs-in-high-demand)

Hiring Demand for Engineers: Job Trends in 2013 - MARCH 7, 2013 - "It’s no secret that Engineers are a dime a dozen. We can really never have enough of these Masterminds building and improving the world around us. If you were smart - and not to mention, smart enough - you would go back to school and become one yourself (if you’re not already). If you are in fact an Engineer..."  (For more, go to: http://info.exactsource.com/blog/bid/274331/hiring-demand-for-engineers-job-trends-in-2013)

STEM Mastery - NOVEMBER 15, 2012 - STEPHEN M. COAN - "Technology and engineering, both critical dimensions of our modern global economy and society, require mastery in science and advanced math. The good news: STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) occupations are expected to grow 17 percent between 2008 and 2018 versus 9.8 percent growth for non-STEM jobs, and earn 26 percent higher wages. The bad news: an estimated 3,000,000 STEM-related jobs remain unfilled because of learning and skills gaps."  (For more, go to: http://www.seenmagazine.us/articles/article-detail/articleid/2560/stem-mastery.aspx)
Society of Manufacturing Engineers Releases Manufacturing Education Strategy to Solve Job Skills Gap - SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 – CHICAGO – "The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) today put forth a national action plan:“Workforce Imperative: A Manufacturing Education Strategy,” at the 2012 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) at Chicago’s McCormick Place. It calls for manufacturers, educators, professional organizations and government to coordinate and standardize efforts aimed at reversing the skills gap crisis, and preparing a skilled workforce for the high-tech manufacturing jobs of today and tomorrow. The white paper addresses a manufacturing education void where 600,000 jobs are currently unfilled due to a shortage of properly trained workers. By 2015, that number is projected to reach 3 million openings. The report calls on all stakeholders, including educators and industry, to work together to close this gap through:"   (For more, go to http://www.sme.org/

President Obama Announces New Plan to Create STEM Master Teaching Corps - JULY 18, 2012 - PHIL LARSON - "Today, the Obama Administration announced the President’s plan to create a national Science, Math, Technology, and Engineering (STEM) Master Teacher Corps. The STEM Master Teacher Corps will begin in 50 locations across the country, each with 50 exceptional STEM educators. Over the next four years the Corps will expand to include 10,000 of the best STEM teachers in the nation. In joining the STEM Master Teachers Corps, these educators will make a commitment to champion the cause of STEM education in their respective communities, and will receive additional resources to mentor math and science teachers, inspire students, and help their communities grow. Improving America’s STEM education is one of President Obama’s top priorities. As he has said repeatedly, efforts to improve STEM education are “going to make more of a difference in determining how well we do as a country than just about anything else that we do here.” A world-class STEM workforce is essential to virtually every goal we have as a nation – whether it’s broadly shared economic prosperity, international competitiveness, a strong national defense, a clean energy future, and longer, healthier, lives for all Americans. If we want the future to be made in America, we need to redouble our efforts to strengthen and expand our STEM workforce." (For more, go to http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/07/18/president-obama-announces-new-plan-create-stem-master-teaching-corps
The desired long-term impact of STEM? Grow skills and boost the local economy - Business and industry leaders are getting onboard in hopes of having an impact - APRIL 1, 2012 - MATT FRANKENBERY -  "Science. Technology. Engineering. Mathematics. - Just hearing these words individually causes concern in many students. Bring the subjects together under the STEM umbrella, and students’ ears begin to perk in curiosity. Implement an integrated, hands-on, relevant STEM program centered on career exploration, and hardly any student fails to hear the resounding message: “This is your future.” (For more, go to http://www.seenmagazine.us/articles/article-detail/articleid/2023/the-desired-long-term-impact-of-stem-grow-skills-and-boost-the-local-economy.aspx)

Preparing the next generation of engineers and technologists - AUGUST 9, 2011 - BY BART A. ASLIN AND JOHN HELFEN - "While experts debate about everyone needing some college education – the workplace is linking middle-class employability to postsecondary education and training. Are parents, teachers and students on the right track? Every time we turn on the television, media outlets seem to be commenting on the failing education system in this country. At least the word “education” is making the nightly news. We think unparalleled attention being paid to the topic of education and the importance of STEM is long overdue. It’s time for all of us to consider more collaboration for more immediate solutions." (for more, go to http://www.seenmagazine.us/articles/article-detail/articleid/1673/preparing-the-next-generation-of-engineers-and-technologists.aspx)