Welcome to TechTest Jr. 2014 E-mail

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If you are receiving this email, it is because you are registered for the 3rd annual TechTest Jr. Exam. The exam is scheduled for this Saturday, May 31st. The details are included below. Please respond and confirm your attendance.

Thank you for participating in this year’s TechTest Jr. competition and representing your school.

This year’s exam consists of 38 questions plus a tie-breaker question. The questions include math (Algebra and Geometry) and science topics typically covered in your middle school classes. All questions are multiple-choice. Participants will not be allowed to bring in any paper or pencils with them. Pencils and scratch paper will be provided. If additional paper or pencils are required, they will be provided. Calculators may be used, but if they have a memory, the memory must be completely erased prior to the test (the proctors will assist with this). Phones or any other electronic devices will not be allowed in the testing area. Students will have approximately two hours to complete the exam. Only participants will be allowed in the test area during the exam.

The exam is being held in the Science Lecture Hall at Nevada Union High School in Grass Valley. A map to the Nevada Union campus and to the Science Lecture Hall is attached. Please allow plenty of time to get to the Science Hall. The schedule is as follows:

10:00am: Arrival/check-in (You will receive your t-shirt when you check in)
10:30am: Introductions
10:45am: Exam begins
1:00pm: Exam ends
1:30pm-2:00pm: Awards Presentation (go to http://sesfoundation.org/ to view some of the prizes available)

John McDaniel, the Nevada Union Physics teacher and coordinator of the NU STEM Summer Science Camps, will be on site to provide tours of the NU science labs for any interested students.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.


Dave Pistone
Sierra Economics and Science Foundation

High School Seniors Compete for Merit Scholarships

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This Press Release was send to local media outlets in western Nevada County, including newspapers, radio stations and active news blogs: TechTest2014 Press Release  TechTest2014 test and answers are posted under the TechTest navigation tab above.




Hour of Code

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Code.org is organizing a massive campaign to get 10 million students of all ages to participate in the Hour of Code in December. Help make history. Learn more at http://csedweek.org.

TechTest2013 Winners Posted

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The winners of the TechTest2013 Merit Scholarships are now posted under the Tech Test navigation tab.

TechTest Schedule

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TechTest preparation seminars will be held on the 2nd and 16th of March in the NUHS science lecture hall.

The 2013 TechTest will be held on March 23 at Nevada Union from 9am to 1pm.

TechTest2012 Thank You Cards

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Following Cards were received from TechTest2012 Winners:

Dominic Carter-Wehl:

Parker Scanlon:


TechForum Students

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Thanks you everyone! It was really a blast. It was so well attended.
Although Rick was an amazing speaker, he wasn’t my favorite part of the day.
It was when three students came up after his presentation and asked for his
autograph and a picture with him.

This event changed these kids’ lives!!
They will reach higher and do better because of the efforts you have put
into our students.

You should all be very proud of yourselves. Thank you for
having the vision and foresight to elevate our children. Great job all

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