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 Wood Streets Neighbor Network Recognized for Improving Riverside's Quality of Life


Riverside Cab Driver Considered Hero 


U.S. Ranks California Baptist University #25 Among Online Bachelor's Programs 


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Economic Development News
City of Riverside, California
Office of Economic Development
February 19, 2013 
*Special Science & Engineering Edition* 
Riverside is being recognized worldwide for its forward looking, cutting-edge approaches to economic development, education, sustainability and technology. Discover the possibilities within this City of Arts & Innovation.
Riverside's Martin Luther King High School 'Project Lead the Way' Gives Students Real World Engineering Experience 

In 2000, just one year after Martin Luther King High School opened in Riverside, Michael Martin was tasked with starting California's first 'Project Lead the Way' program.  Thirteen years later, Martin - a Master Teacher in the Principles of Engineering - is still leading the program designed to introduce and prepare high school students for careers in engineering, an assignment he considers extremely rewarding. 

King's 'Project Lead the Way' is a four-year program that entails one engineering course in each of the participating students' freshman and sophomore years, and a total of four in their junior and senior years, providing hands-on experience in the areas of mechanical, electrical, civil, manufacturing, automation and robotics engineering.  In the 2012-2013 school year the program was up to 340 participants. (Read more...)
Students Strut Math, Science & Engineering Skills

Building makeshift prosthetic arms, dropping eggs from high places and constructing model bridges may sound like fun, but it's serious stuff for the about 600 area middle and high school students who visited UC Riverside on Saturday, Feb. 16, for an opportunity to strut their mathematical and engineering skills.


It's all part of the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Day preliminary competition. MESA is a national academic preparation program that for more than 40 years has served disadvantaged students in grades six through 12, inspiring them to attend college and pursue math, science or engineering degrees. UCR's Bourns College of Engineering has housed the program for 14 years. (Read more...)

TED Conference Simulcast Returns to UC Riverside
(Sean Nealon, UCR Newsroom) 

For the second consecutive year, a group of University of California, Riverside students are coordinating the live simulcast of a day from the annual TED Conference on Feb. 27.


At the independently organized event, licensed by TED, the second day of the TED 2013 Conference, which is taking place in Long Beach, will be streamed live at UCR. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to "ideas worth spreading." 


The speakers include: Black, a twice world yo yo champion; Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal; and Dong Woo Jang, an archery bow designer. 


The sessions are free and open to the public, however tickets are required and donations to keep such events in Riverside are being accepted. (Read more...)

We invite you to celebrate the achievements and continued progress of this City of Arts & Innovation. Please contact the Office of Economic Development for more information.


Scott C. Barber

City Manager
City of Riverside