PUSD Hosts Ag Tech Summer Camp

Porterville Unified School District (PUSD), in conjunction with Qualcomm Incorporated’s Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™, will host a week-long Ag Tech summer camp on July 29-August from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Future Ready Lab.

Qualcomm Incorporated staff are on-site to implement the five-day event for 27 PUSD high school students and teachers to provide an immersive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) experience, including hands-on engineering projects and career exploration activities. The overall goal of the camp is to create Internet of Things inventions and problem solving with a focus on today’s demand for high-tech skills in the agriculture industry.

This will be the first five-day camp for high school students in the brief history of the Future Ready Lab.

“As a company of inventors at the forefront of technological breakthroughs in 5G, Qualcomm is committed to inspiring tomorrow's workforce and enabling transformation of industries, such as agricultural technology,” said Dr. Gloria Bañuelos, manager for government affairs, Qualcomm Incorporated and lead for the Thinkabit Lab Program. 

The Future Ready Lab opened in September 2017 on the Citrus South Tule site in Porterville (address: 31374 Success Valley Drive). The Citrus South Tule School opened in 1874 with the original one-room schoolhouse still located on site.

For more information on the Porterville Unified School District, you may go online at https://www.portervilleschools.org/.

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