Wood Middle School teacher Nga Nguyen sets off a rocket as his students look on. The launch was part of Nguyen’s bottle-rocket challenge on Oct. 30 and 31.
Students launch handmade rockets for design class
Wood Middle School teacher Nga Nguyen is introducing his students to more advanced levels of engineering, science and technology. Nguyen teaches a technology and design (TaD) course to get students interested in design and engineering. The TaD lab is part of the newly restructured Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) program at Wood School.
Alamedans wanting information from the city’s websites last week got a surprise.
"Error 404 Hacked by D@arkSh@dow," they read on an otherwise blank page when they logged on. Library staff warned patrons not to log on to the library site because their computers might catch whatever bug the city’s web platform had contracted. The breach even affected the police department.
Tim Hampton addressed those gathered last Tuesday for Veterans Day ceremonies aboard USS Hornet. They included survivors of Air Group 11, seated in a place of honor in front of Hampton. These men represent the pilots and aircrews who earned a Presidential Unit Citation during World War II.
Hampton curated an exhibition aboard the Hornet that highlights the history of Air Group 11 from 1942-1945. During that time the group’s pilots and crews, including the men pictured here, went through combat tours that shot down 105 enemy planes and destroyed 272 planes on the ground.