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Firm donates time, money to students’ engineering pursuits

Concord, CA -- Nearly 30 years ago, Bud Wisecarver, founder of Pittsburg's Bishop-Wisecarver Corp., a supplier of g...


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April 12, 2006
By MRO Magazine

Concord, CA — Nearly 30 years ago, Bud Wisecarver, founder of Pittsburg’s Bishop-Wisecarver Corp., a supplier of guided motion technology, began offering his engineering and manufacturing expertise in classrooms across the region. On Friday, March 31, 2006, he continued the tradition at the First Annual Contra Costa Science & Engineering Fair, held at Heald College and Conference Center in Concord, CA.

Wisecarver served as a judge at the event, which showcased 94 projects created by 104 students from 15 Contra Costa schools. Students grades 7 through 12 were invited to compete in six categories: Behavioural and Social Sciences; Biological Sciences; Engineering; Environmental Sciences; Math and Computer Sciences and Physical Sciences.

In addition to donating time to the judging process, BishopWisecarver Corp.n was named a Gold Sponsor by contributing $1,000 to the event.

Projects ranged from simple to elaborate and tested everything from mould growth to levee construction. The fair gave students the opportunity to apply scientific knowledge and critical thinking skills and exercise creativity.

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The winners of the Contra Costa Science & Engineering Fair will advance to the International Science & Engineering Fair, which will be held in Indianapolis, Ind., from May 7-13.