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Students compete in Nat'l Engineers Week regional finals

Students compete in Nat'l Engineers Week regional finals

TURLOCK - Middle school students from Northern California schools will compete in the National Engineers Week Future City Competition regional finals on Saturday, Jan. 22 from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at CSU Stanislaus, One University Circle in Turlock.

Students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades have created future cities in large tabletop models as part of the non-profit educational program's competition. Students have worked with a teacher and volunteer engineer mentor since September to present and defend their cities to judges at the regional finals.

This year's theme is "Providing a Reliable and Effective Health Care Product or System that Improves a Sick, Injured, or Disabled Patient's Quality of Life and Comfort."A

The winning team will go to Washington, D.C. to compete against 34 other regions at Future City National Finals from Feb.

Turlock to host 45th Annual Gem, Jewelry & Rock Show

Turlock to host 45th Annual Gem, Jewelry & Rock Show


TURLOCK - The Mother Lode Mineral Society will host the 45th Annual Gem, Jewelry and Rock show on March 12 and 13, at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds located at 900 North Broadway in Turlock.

Proceeds from the show will go to providing scholarships for earth science students, supporting college classes with equipment and instruction and doing classroom presentations for K-12 about the rock cycle, minerals and fossils.

The annual show features everything from dinosaur fossil exhibits to an expert editor for the magazine "Rock & Gem." Attendees will have the opportunity to make unique jewelry out of natural rocks and gemstones.

To learn more about how you can support the local community, visit www.turlockgemshow.com and www.motherlodemineralsociety.com.