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Citrus College STEM Majors Hold Science Day for Glendora USD Students

Follow-up Story: Nearly 30 students from Glendora Unified schools built and launched model rockets, catapults and projectiles, as well as raced mouse trap cars during the Citrus College Research in Science and Engineering (RISE) team’s Science and Technology Day fundraiser on Feb. 8. All proceeds from the event will be used to fund the research and outreach efforts of the three teams that make up RISE – the Rocket Owls, Space Owls and CAPE Owls. Photos of the event are available. Contact: Juliette Funes, 909-447-2404 (office)

Citrus College Space Owls to Study Aurora Borealis Phenomenon in Alaska

The Space Owls, an interdisciplinary group of STEM students, are gearing up to take an extraordinary trip to Alaska, where the eight-member team plans to launch a weather balloon into the Earth’s atmosphere and record sounds reportedly emitted by the aurora borealis, a solar storm of brilliant lights that have long fascinated mankind. Team photos are available. Contact: Juliette Funes, 909-447-2404 (office)

Citrus College’s RISE Team to Host Science and Technology Day Feb. 8

The Citrus College Research in Science and Engineering (RISE) team will hold a Science and Technology Day event to support the research and future outreach efforts of its 22 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8. Participants will learn about building and launching model rockets; building catapults and launching projectiles; and building and racing mouse trap cars. There will also be a raffle and egg drop competition. Contact: Juliette Funes, 909-447-2404 (office)

Citrus College Rocket Owls Selected for NASA Student Launch Competition

A team of Citrus College students known as the Rocket Owls have been chosen to participate in the 2013-14 NASA Student Launch Projects, a highly selective rocketry competition that has included some of the most elite universities from around the nation. Citrus College is one of only two California colleges or universities to be selected to participate in the program, sharing the honor with California Polytechnic University, Pomona. Photos of the team are available. Contact: Juliette Funes, 909-447-2404 (office)