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Competitive Opportunities


Academic Teams

American Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME) National Student Design Competition
Applied Science & Technology Division (E-Tech 45)

San Joaquin Delta College students design and fabricate a mechanical devices to compete with other colleges and universities. The description of the task to be performed is published each year and ASME student members world-wide work at designing and fabricating their devices. Regional (California, Nevada, and Hawaii) and national competitions are held at selected university campuses. Prize money is awarded, including $3000 to the first-place team at the national event. For more information visit the ASME website;

http://www.asme.org/students/Competitions/designcontest/index.html Students should have an interest in mechanical design and fabrication, and be an ASME member.

Delta Engineering / Engineering Technology Day
Applied Science & Technology Division

This event is hosted by the San Joaquin Delta College Engineering Department the fourth Wednesday in January. Students taking drafting classes at high schools and middle schools in the SJDC District are invited to participate. The day includes drafting competitions for beginning and advanced drafting students. Students also bring mechanical and architectural drafting and design projects they have been working on since early in the school year, which are judged for drafting and design accuracy. The Students attend a career orientation presentation. Awards are presented to students in nine categories. Participating students must be attending middle school or high school in the District.

Delta VICA Club (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America)
Applied Science & Technology Division

Delta VICA Club offers Regional, State, National, and International competition for vocational students taking vacational programs. Students compete in vocational areas: such as diesel equipment mechanics, drafting, air conditioning, machining, automotive mechanics, and many more areas. Students must be taking a course that relates to the area that they will compete in during the school year, and join Skills-USA VICA both National and State.

Engineering, Math & Science Challenge
Applied Science & Technology Division

The premise for the competition is to excite young people about potential career areas in Engineering, Math and Science. This is accomplished by providing them with the opportunity to have "fin" working on a variety on-site projects and/or problems related to the engineering design, math, life science, and physical science. Students from area high schools form teams consisting of 3 or 4 members. The teams are given 4 challenges, one in each of the areas mentioned above, and are given 3 hours to work on these problems.

Gold, silver and bronze medals are given to each team member placing first, second, and third in each of the categories. Gold, silver and Bronze medals are also awarded for the best overall performances. High School participants received plaques for first, second and third place in the drafting competition.

"Engineering, Math, Science Challenge" is held during "Engineers' Week" in February. This activity received financial support from local professional engineers, Delta College and the San Joaquin County Department of Education.

Journalism
Fine Arts Division

Students in the journalism program at San Joaquin Delta College participate in conferences and competition hosted twice a year by the Journalism Association of Community Colleges. The Northern California regional conference takes place each fall semester during October. The annual statewide conference takes place in April, during spring semester. The competition includes all phases of newspaper production: reporting, editing, layout, photography and sports.



Livestock Judging Team
Applied Science & Technology Division

The San Joaquin Delta College Livestock Judging Team is a nationally competitive and highly respected educational opportunity. The college team members regularly receive University scholarship and employment opportunities. Team members learn livestock selection principles that are relevant to breeding and market animal selection. Students learn communication and decision making skills that contribute to educational and social development. "The Livestock Judging Team" attens 15 state and national competitions each year.

Livestock Show Team
Applied Science & Technology Division

The San Joaquin Delta College Livestock Show Team is designed to enhance animal husbandry skills associated with the marketing of livestock. Delta College students learn to select, feed, fit/groom and present beef cattle, sheep and swine in a competitive market. Students participate in livestock shows and expositions at several california sites including the Cow Palace in San Francisco and the Tulare Livestock Exposition. Team members gain valuable experience that help to develop skills needed in an educational and commercial environment.

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Mini Baja Competition
Applied Science & Technology Division (E-Tech 70)

San Joaquin Delta College students will design and fabricate a single-seat off-road racing vehicle to compete with over one hundred other colleges and universities. The competition includes producing a series of documents (design, cost analysis, safety), a sales presentation, and four racing events. The racing includes a hill-climb, drag race, off-road obstacle course, and a four-hour endurance race. More information can be found at the SAE website; http://www.sae.org/students/minibaja.htm or the Kansas State University website; http://athena.mne.ksu.edu/orgs/sae/west2001.htm Students should have an interest in mechanical design and fabrication, be enrolled in E-Tech 70, be a SAE member, and must be willing to work in a group setting.

Speech & Debate Team
Communication Skills Division

Students who join the Speech/Debate Team at San Joaquin Delta College participate in supervised intercollegiate speech and debate tournaments, workshops, and speaking assignments. Students are encouraged to develop their individual talents and abilities in speaking and interpreting literature which they accomplish through practice, competition and analysis of judges' critiques. Moreover, students develop a sense of team spirit and pride as they represent Delta College.

The Final Draft, student literary magazine
Communication Skills Division

Delta College students are encouraged to submit original poetry, short fiction, essays, or artwork in various media, during the first two months of the fall and spring semesters. Students should take submissions to Shima 217, the Writing Lab, and complete a Release Form. Students will be notified of acceptance in writing by The Final Draft staff, composed of Writing Lab tutors and volunteers. The magazine is published near the end of the fall and spring semesters; a reading of Final Draft literary works is also scheduled near the end of each semester. (To serve on The Final Draft editorial and production staff, please inquire in the Writing Lab, Shima 217.)




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