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Palomar College students to attend three-day national technology conference

Posted at 11:47 AM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 14:55:59-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Three Palomar College students will attend a national technology summit Wednesday to meet with students from around the country and share their work focusing on technological innovation.

Quin Smith, a geologic information systems student, and drone technology students Isaac Hernandez and Diana Perez received scholarships from the National Science Foundation and the American Association of Community Colleges to attend the three-day Advanced Technology Education conference in Washington, D.C.

Two students from Palomar College attended the conference last year as well as part of an NSF grant program, according to the college.

"It's really exciting to have our students share their work and their experience -- not only with other students from around the country, but also with the faculty and NSF program officers who will be at the conference," geography professor and drone technology program co-founder Wing Cheung said.

The three students are expected to learn more about technology careers and development from industry professionals and some 850 student attendees.

The ATE conference is in its 26th year, according to the AACC.

"This is going to help me learn how to break into the field and see what I want to do because we'll get to see all kinds of applications (for drone technology) we wouldn't have even thought about," Perez said. "I feel very technology) we wouldn't have even thought about," Perez said. "I feel very honored, for sure."