Friday, February 12, 2016

Join Us for Tempe Geeks Night Out!

poster for Geeks Night Out

Explore the wonderful and wacky world of science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and much more at the 5th annual Tempe Geeks Night Out, Thursday March 3 at Tempe City Hall! 

photo of Rich Cuprak at 2015 Geeks Night Out
Cuprak at 2015 Geeks Night Out
Among the many exhibitors will be Rio Salado College STEM Faculty Chair Rick Vaughn and Faculty Chair of Applied Technology Richard Cuprak, who will give participants insights into some of the latest, emerging technologies and hopefully spark an interest in young people to consider a STEM career.


“Technology evolves very quickly. We want to encourage the type of curiosity and drive for lifelong learning that will allow students to evolve with it,” Cuprak said. “It’s also a lot of fun.”
Vaughn at 2015 Geeks Night Out
Vaughn and Cuprak will provide participants with information and access to fun gadgets to better understand the latest developments in Nanoscience and Energy Technologies-- including access to a scanning electron microscope and thermocouple and infrared devices-- to show how these new technologies can improve our way of life.

"The best part is that we get to play with really cool toys, meet new people who share our interest in science and geek out about the things we love,” said Cuprak.

Vaughn and Cuprak will also introduce attendees to careers in emerging technology fields and educational opportunities through Rio Salado's Energy System Technology and Nanotechnolgy programs.

“While these events are educational, they also provide an opportunity for Rio Salado to show the public that learning is fun and can happen in many different ways,” Cuprak said.
image of young attendee playing a video game
Forget what you think you know about science! Geeks Night Out is all about discovering what makes science fun! Check out this City of Tempe video with Richard Cuprak and you'll see what we mean.

 2016 Geeks Night Out - Science the Tempe Way Share https://youtu.be/C9uIj1yb0h8

5th Annual Tempe Geeks Night Out 
Thursday, March 3, 2016  
4:30-7:30 p.m.
Tempe City Hall


Tempe Geeks Night Out is part of the statewide Arizona SciTech Festival, which takes place in February and March each year. Cities across Arizona host a variety of events and activities to promote STEM in local communities.

Student Success Tip: Get Involved!

get involved poster with Rio Waves mascot Splash

What do successful Rio Waves do? They get Involved!
● Participate in campus clubs and activities
● Go to Career Services to get help in finding your purpose


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Check back here and with our Student Life team about social events and activities! Online doesn't mean you have to go it alone!

For more details, contact Rio Salado Student Life and Leadership Coordinator John Bastian at 480-517-8656 or john.bastian@riosalado.edu.

We also encourage you to call on our Counseling services team, which can help you with personal, educational and career goals.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

College Info Night for New Students Feb. 23!

Image of young people gathered around a table.  Text: Free College Info Night.  Learn what the Maricopa Community Colleges can do for you.  Date: Feb. 23, 2016.  Time: Info sessions at 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m.  Where: Communiversity at Surprise: 15950 N. Civic Center Plaza Surprise, AZ, 85374

Are you a teen transitioning from high school or a working adult interested in going back to school? Register now for Rio Salado's College Information Night at the Communiversity at Surprise, February 23, 2016!

event flier.  text in blog
Rio Salado's academic advisement, admissions and records, financial aid staff and other student services teams will be present to provide information about getting started, how to choose a major, how to secure financial aid and scholarships, how to succeed in college and more!

Staff from Glendale and Estrella Mountain community colleges will also be present to talk about the in-person options and services available to you on their campuses! It's a great way to learn what the Maricopa Community Colleges can do for you-- at one convenient location!

image of a Fry's employee at one of the stores, smiling at camera
We will also have representatives from Fry's Food Stores available to talk to students about employment opportunities with the company and the benefits of Rio Salado’s online Retail Management Certificate program. Fry’s is hiring and will pay for students to earn their certificate through Rio!

Let us know you're coming so we can arrange for your information kits, gift bags and refreshments.  Submit your RSVP now online: www.riosalado.edu/collegenight.

Radio Intern Work Study at Sun Sounds

image of a recording studio with Sun Sounds logo

Here's a great work study opportunity for students who have a passion for radio and public service!

Sun Sounds of Arizona, a radio and information service is looking for a Program Assistant / Radio Intern for its Rio Salado Tempe location.
 

image of a Sun Sounds volunteer in recording studio

Job Summary:
Works with Suns Sounds of Arizona radio station to create broadcast programming for print disabled listeners throughout Arizona.

Duties:
Assists producers with radio programs; acquires content for broadcast; assists in the creation of content for social media posts; schedules talent for radio programs; maintains a contact list for radio services.


Qualifications:
Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office 2010 including Excel, a Windows 7 operating system and various Internet browsers such as Internet Explorer or Google Chrome; excellent phone etiquette and interpersonal skills.

Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge of Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms is a plus.

See full job description.
Please submit your resume and related documents to the email address noted on the job postings.

Rio Salado College has several, part-time student Federal Work Study (FWS) job opportunities that can help you pay for school while you gain valuable workforce experience. For a list of job openings, visit www.riosalado.edu/jobs and look for listings under Part-Time Student Federal Work Study Opportunities.

Please note that only approved Federal Work Study students are eligible to apply.

Sun Sounds of Arizona is a community service of Rio Salado College.