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Share your insight through the Green STEM Poster Contest and win Amazon gift cards. Prizes will be awarded in each of the five STEM cell categories. Check out the judging score sheet for guidance. For more information, contact tim.honadel@canyons.edu.

~1st Prize - $150

~2nd Prize - $75

~3rd Prize - $50

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2017 Green STEM Panel Member Biographies

Water Industry

Cathy Hollomon has over 20 years of professional experience in the environmental and water related sciences. She has worked as a State regulator, University researcher and private sector consultant. Cathy received a B.S. in Earth Sciences at Northeastern Illinois University and an M.S. at Louisiana State University. She is currently working at Castaic Lake Water Agency as a Water Resources Planner but has also held positions of Water Quality Specialist and Conservation Coordinator. 

Peter Zeppeiro, senior instrumentation technician at Castaic Lake Water Agency (CLWA) has worked at CLWA since 1995. He has D3 and T2 licenses. He graduated from the Future Technical Institute in programing and electronic controls and worked for ten years at the Teleproducts Corporation in field service for water and waste water.

Ryan Bye is a Senior Production Operator at Santa Clarita Water Division. He has an A.S. in Water Systems Technology, a B.A. in Organizational Management, and is working to complete a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Ryan has been in the water industry for 14 years and holds a D5 and T2 license.

Green Careers

Jason Oliver is a California licensed Architect with over 20 years of professional experience and a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design + Construction. As a full-time Architecture professor at COC, Jasons current focus is on infusing sustainable design principles into every phase of the learning process. "I really enjoy helping students find their own personal spark ...the inspiration that fosters their growth as a sustainable designer and enhances their enjoyment of helping shape the world around them."

Maurita Denley is an Environmental Engineer at Lockheed Martin. Her work is focused on sustainability, pollution prevention, air quality, and environmental-based community engagement. She has a B.S. in Ecosystem Science & Sustainability from Colorado State University and a Masters in Environmental Management from Duke University.

Nicole Fuentes is an Environmental Health Technician/Intern for Verdant Environmental at Lockheed Martin. She provides general support to current projects in water quality, environmental health, and safety, as well as organizing and maintaining compliance records. She has a B.S. in Microbiology from California State University Northridge and is continuing her studies there for her Master in Environmental and Occupational Health.

Marco Llaguno was hired as a philosophy instructor at College of the Canyons in the Fall of 2017. He will be teaching Environmental Ethics among other philosophy courses and promoting sustainability on campus as part of the Sustainable Development Committee. For the last 7 years he taught philosophy at Santa Monica College where he sat on the Environmental Affairs Committee. Marco's previous career was working as a Community Services Supervisor for the City of Glendale, Community Services and Parks Department. He has a Master's degree in philosophy from Cal State University, Los Angeles.

Chris Rav is a professionally licensed civil engineer and works with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works as an Associate Civil Engineer in the Design Division. He develops concepts and designs for various projects in civil infrastructure including transportation and water resources. Credentialed by the Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure as an Environmental Sustainable Professional (ENV-SP) and holding a Masters degree in civil engineering from the University of Southern California, Chris is dedicated to providing innovative and sustainable design solutions for the people of Los Angeles County. Chris is a former student at College of the Canyons and these days he is happily married to his wife Karina with whom he has a dog and a cat.

2017 Green STEM Poster Board Contest

If you are attending the 2017 Green STEM Summit, bring a poster board created for a past assignment or project for great prizes! All environmental topics are welcome! To sign up, mention that you will bring a poster during the online registration process. 

-Rules and Suggestions for a Competitive Project.

-Project must be in poster board format.

-Student must be currently unrolled in high school or college.

-Student should be able to explain the environmental significance of the project in 60 seconds or less.

-Judges will look at:

a. The quality of the verbal introduction.

b. The ability of the author to answer judges follow up questions.

c. The clarity of the representation of the environmental issue.

d. The clarity of representation of the solution.e. The feasibility of the solution.

g. The innovative nature of the solution.

h. The artistic brilliance of the presentation.

All judgments are subjective and at the full discretion of the judge. Judges will award points to each presentation. The presentations will be ranked by points for awards. The points awarded will not be released to the participants. 

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SCEEC Green STEM Save The Date 2017

2017 Key Issues Institute "Bringing Environmental Issues To The Classroom"

Full-Ride Scholarship

SCEEC is proud to announce an exciting opportunity for Grade K-12 teachers to earn a full scholarship to attend Key Issues Institute's "Bringing Environmental Issues to the Classroom," a one-of-a-kind professional development workshop in Keystone, Colorado which integrates STEM, environmental education and experiential techniques.

What Are The Details?

One middle or high school teacher from the Santa Clarita Valley will be chosen to partake in the Keystone Science School's interdisciplinary five-day STEM workshop in Keystone Colorado. There are two sessions available:'June 20-25, 2017'or July 11-16, 2017.

This once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunity is made possible by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and will cover five days training, food, travel, lodging, a customized Lab-Aids kit, full Key Issues Institute curriculum, and workshop supplies and materials. 

Lessons include lab testing, outdoor water testing, and indoor activity periods. Key Issues Institute is aligned with National Education Standards including:

  • Common Core
  • Next Generation Science Standards
  • Interdisciplinary

What Do Participants Learn?

  • Identify and evaluate key stakeholders
  • Balance sustainability through the lens of economics, social justices, and the environment
  • Create multi-disciplinary projects around local environmental issues

Developed in partnership with National Board Certified teachers and the Department of Energy.
Can be customized from a week to a two month project-based investigation.
Includes guides for differentiation and concept extensions.

To Apply

You can apply by clicking on this Key Issues link. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, April 28, 2017. On the front page of the application, please enter $0 under application fee - this fee has already been covered by the sponsor. Then click Add and Continue. In the Sponsorship Information section, please select Lockheed Martin/SCEEC as your sponsor in order to be considered for this scholarship. Only electronic applications will be accepted - no hard copies please. For more information, please contact SCEEC Support Staff, Amy Uy, at (661) 362-3188or via email at amy.uy@canyons.edu. 

SCEEC Mini-Grant Program Mentioned at Emblem Academy Student STEM


Emblem Academy hosted the first ever Santa Clarita Valley Student STEM Showcase on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Students from Saugus Union School District, William S. Hart High School District, College of the Canyons, and Cal State Northridge interacted with community members regarding their hands-on STEM experiences. SCEEC was mentioned at the showcase as a supporter of early STEM projects at Emblem Academy through SCEEC's mini-grant program. SCEEC New Mini-Grant Mention at Emblem

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