2016 Conference Schedule

We are pleased to announce that two great educational institutions, The Center for Advanced Research and Technology and Buchanan High School, will be hosting our 6th Annual Conference and Induction Ceremony on March 9th, 2016 in Clovis, California

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The Center for Advanced Research and Technology (CART) is the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art education reform effort at the secondary level to date. CART combines rigorous academics with technical, design, process, entrepreneurial, and critical thinking skills. The 75,000 square foot CART facility is designed as a high performance business atmosphere. It is organized around four career clusters: Professional Sciences, Engineering, Advanced Communications, and Global Economics. Within each cluster are 15 career-specific laboratories in which students complete industry-based projects and receive academic credit for advanced english, science, math, and technology.

The Buchanan Energy Academy focuses on getting students ready for real-life work scenarios related to biology, chemistry, physics, technology, and environmental studies. Through STEM curriculum and green careers training, the Academy aims to develop valuable critical thinking skills and to foster each student’s personal attributes. Their 8,000 square foot building serves as an alternative energy technology learning center, which allows the students to explore and learn from the building. This building is certified under the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) program. Key items of interest are a vegetative roof, a displacement ventilation HVAC system, radiant floor heating, photovoltaic system, wind turbines, and wall modules that allow the students to test for thermal conductivity.

Event Schedule (March 9, 2016)


Buchanan High School1560 N. Minnewawa Ave., Clovis, CA 93619

7:30am – 8:30am: Registration/Breakfast/Exhibits

8:30am – 9:30am: General Session featuring MC Kevin Musso, Meteorologist, ABC 30 Action News
and Keynote Speaker, Jim Kor, CEO, Kor Ecologic, “Embracing Innovation as a Way of Life.”

WelcomeRicci Ulrich, Principal, Buchanan High School

9:30am – 11:10am: 3 Concurrent Panel Workshops (9:30am, 10:05am, 10:40am)
How is the Water-Energy Nexus Impacting California Agriculture – Olivier Jerphagnon
Women in the Green Industry – Nancy Wahl-Scheurich
Agriculture Landscape – Ryan Jacobsen

11:15am – 12:15pm: Lunch

1:00pm – 2:00pm: General Session featuring Student Presentation of Awards and Keynote Speaker Dr. David Zoldoske, “California Water: Today and in the Future.”

2:00pm – 2:30pm: Energy & Environmental Research Center Tour

3:30pm – Conference Conclusion

Induction Ceremony

CART  2555 Clovis Ave., Clovis, CA 93612

4:30pm – 5:30pm: Tour of CART

5:30pm – 6:30pm: Reception

6:30pm – 6:45pm: Welcome, Rick Watson, CEO, CART and MC Ryan McCormick

6:45pm – 8:30pm: Induction Ceremony and Press Conference