Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Media Advisory: Construction Site Becomes a Classroom for Kearny High's Engineering Students

Media Advisory from the San Diego Unified School District, 12-6-16

Construction Site Becomes a Classroom for Students at Kearny High's School of Engineering, Innovation and Design

WHAT: Students at Kearny High's School of Engineering, Innovation and Design will tour the construction of a new Engineering Design Lab on campus. his will give them an opportunity to apply what they're learning in class to actual design and construction of a new building. A representative of the general contractor, Team C Construction, will lead three groups of 25 students through the building that is under construction. The project architect from SGPA Architecture will discuss the design of the new building while students are in their classrooms.

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec.6, 2016, 10:20 to 11:50 a.m.

WHERE: Construction site, Kearny High School, 1954 Komet Way, San Diego 92111 (Construction site is located at the southeast corner of the campus near the football stadium.)

INTERVIEWEES: Principal Anna Diaz-Booz will be available at 11:15 a.m. Teachers and students will be available 10:20 to 11:50 a.m.(Spanish interviews available.)

VISUALS: Students touring construction site wearing hardhats and safety vests, and architect leading a classroom discussion on the project.

BACKGROUND: A new, 1280-square-foot Engineering Innovation Design Lab (EID) is being constructed adjacent to the football stadium, south of the main entrances at Kearny High School. The 640-square-foot shop area will be equipped with industry-standard tools and equipment for construction projects. The construction yard (covered construction area) will give students a 2,400-square-foot area to work on their projects under a solid canopy. The lab will feature moveable tables located in the middle of the classroom and perimeter tables with Computer Aided Drafting/Three Dimensional modeling workstations for designing projects. 

The EID Lab is part of the district's Career, College and Technical Education (CCTE) Program that provides high school students with skills necessary to succeed in post-secondary/college education, entry-level employment and career advancement. The more than $2.4 million project is funded by San Diego Unified School District's Proposition Z bond measure and matching funds from a state Proposition ​1D grant.​ Construction began in July and is expected to be completed in spring 2017.

CONTACT: Cynthia Reed-Porter, facilities communications supervisor, Communications, 619-546-3378, creed-porter@sandi.net

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