TechTest2014 Thank You Note

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Bernadett Thank You Note

TechTestJr Results

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The TechTestJr Results are posted under the TechTestJr Navigation Tab above.  If you would like to support TechTestJr 2015, please use the Amazon button on this page when shopping at Amazon.  SESF receives 2.4% of the purchase price, with no additional cost to the user. This is a great way to support STEM education in Nevada County.  The more clicks on the button, the more money we have for TechTest2015 merit scholarships.

TestTest 2014 Results Posted

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Friday the 23rd was the TechTest2014 Survivors breakfast, where the Board of Directors broke tradition and announced the winners and awarded the scholarship that they had earned.  The results are posted under the TechTest navigation tab above.

TechTest2014 questions and answers are also posted under the TechTest Navigation Tab.

To provide a place for feedback from the Survivors,  we have created a Survivors Tab above.  We encourage all Survivors past and present, to post comments on TechTest and to keep us posted on their university and career successes.

Photo #1_TestTest2014 Winners05-23-14

Top Three Winners (left to right) Lars Montagnaro, David Bernadett, Patrick Wells

Photo# 2_ TechTest Survivors_05-23-14

All  the Tech Test Survivors With Their T-Shirts.


The 3rd Annual TechTest Jr., 2014 Math and Science Competition

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TechTest Jr Flyer - 2014


More in formation in this Press Release: TechTest Jr Final Press Release

TechTest2014 Survivors Breakfast

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The TechTest 2014 Survivors Breakfast is scheduled for May 23 at 8:30 AM. The Board is looking forward to meeting the Survivors and hear about their future academic plans. We will also announce the three top scoring students. However, to discover who was 1st, 2nd and 3rd, Survivors will have to wait for Award Night at the High School.

Nevada County Republican Women Donate to TechTest

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Nevada County Republican Women Federated donated $500 dollars in support of SESF’s merit scholarship programs TechTest and TechTestJr. Below is a picture of the Executive Director Russ Steele accepting the check from Vice President Jo Ann Rebane, while  Kim Pruett, the President observes the transfer.

Republican Donation

Russ thanked the Republican Ladies for their much appreciated donation on behalf of the Board of Directors and the students who will benefit.

Getting in to College

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We have added some additional material on how to prepare for college while in middle school and high school. See the Test Test Tutor Navigation Button above.

TechTest Tutor Page Update

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The Tech Test Tutor page has been updated to include links to spreadsheet and coding tutorials. []  These are the skills needed for graduates to be  competitive in the global job market. The tragedy  is these subjects are not being taught in our middle schools or high schools.  SESF is stepping up to the challenge and will be offering boot camps on these subjects in 2014 when high-tech class rooms come available at the Helling Library Collaborative Technology Center. Watch for more details.

Details on the Collaborative Technology Center can be found HERE: Nevada County Collaborative Technology Center Overview

TechTest2009 Scholarship Winner Named as Rhodes Scholar

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The Sacramento Bee has the story:

UC Berkeley student from Grass Valley named as Rhodes Scholar

A Grass Valley resident is one of 32 university students nationwide who will be going to University of Oxford in England next fall on a Rhodes scholarship.
Daniel A. Price, 21, had a feast with friends and popped champagne Saturday night, after learning he was named a Rhodes Scholar. The senior at University of California, Berkeley, will pursue a master’s degree in bioengineering, with a focus on medical devices and global health.
“It hasn’t even settled in yet,” Price said from Berkeley on Sunday afternoon. “I never considered it as a reality. My friends and family were encouraging, but I was telling them not to get my hopes up.”
Price will graduate from UC Berkeley in spring with a bachelor’s of science degree in bioengineering, and one in electrical engineering and computer sciences. He also has a minor in physics.
A 2009 graduate of Bear River High School in Grass Valley, Price said he phoned his parents, Eric and Dana Price of Grass Valley, with news of the award Saturday night.

In 2009 Daniel Price competed in the SESF Sponsored TechTest2009. He was award a second place merit scholarship of $4,000 dollars. Congratulation to Daniel Price on being selected a Rhodes Scholar.

Republican Women Federated Donate to TechTest

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Russ Steele

This is from the Union May 31, 2012

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