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Radiologic Technology Students Graduate

After spending 25 months learning radiographic positioning, how to manage quality control in imaging equipment, and assisting and performing radiographic examinations as part of their clinicals, a class of 18 students graduated from Cañada's Radiologic Technology program on Saturday, July 27.

"On Saturday, they received their radiologic technologist certificate, fluoroscopy certificate, venipuncture certificate and the women in the program received a certificate in mammography," said Rafael Rivera, Professor of Radiologic Technology.

Over the next three weeks, the graduates will begin taking their American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination and prepare for the workforce.

"The job market is improving," Rivera said "I will conduct a job placement survey over the next six months and that will give us a better idea of where our students received jobs.

Attila Elteto Hired to Teach Astronomy, Physics

Attila Elteto has been hired as a new full-time faculty member in the Science & Technology Division. He will teach astronomy and physics.
Most recently, Elteto has been teaching astronomy at the University of Connecticut and Naugatuck Valley Community College. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Astronomy at Cornell University and earned a PhD in Astrophysical and Planetary Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. After deciding his real passion was in education, Elteto returned to school and earned a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of New Haven.
Elteto said he’s been passionate about teaching astronomy for over a decade, much of it in public outreach, but in recent years has also started teaching formal astronomy classes at the collegiate level.
“I am especially excited when I have some powerful tools I can use, because most of the public gets very excited and awed when they look through a telescope, even just a small one, or see the ‘sky’ rotate in a pla…

Mike Reynoso Named Head Basketball Coach at Cañada College

Mike Reynoso has been named the new head coach of the Cañada College men’s basketball team. Reynoso, who has served the past two seasons as the team’s associate head coach, takes over for Matt Stanley, who was recently named head coach at Foothill College.
“We are very excited about what Mike Reynoso stands for and feel the program will continue to be filled with ‘high character’ student-athletes that represent Cañada College so well,” said Cañada College Athletic Director Mike Garcia.
Reynoso, 29, is well known for developing skills in his players and his ability to scout and assess player talent. He has been a scout for the Santa Cruz Warriors (NBA D-League for the Golden State Warriors) for the past season. “I pride myself on constantly learning more about the game and teaching it to others,” he said.
Reynoso has also been part of the coaching staff for a United States team comprised of some of the top 17-and-under high school athletes in the nation. On this team, Reynoso has coached …

Po Tong Hired to Teach Mathematics at Cañada College

Po Tong, a veteran of the electronics industry, has been hired to teach mathematics at Cañada College. He will join the Science & Technology Division as a full-time faculty member in August.

Tong worked in the electronics industry for 25 years, developing mathematical algorithms and integrated circuits for broadband communications. He was elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 1997 for his contribution to the development and commercialization of the technology.
Tong received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from the University of Hong Kong and his PhD in Applied Mathematics from UC Berkeley.

Four years ago, Tong made a career change and began teaching. He was working at Cañada as an adjunct professor prior to being hired full-time.
“Being a first generation immigrant and the first generation in my family to attend college, I share the same background as many community college students,” he said. “During the past four years, I have…

Cañada Professor Earns Best Paper Award at Engineering Conference

The presentation outlined a successful summer research internship at the school
Cañada College Professor Amelito Enriquez was honored last month at the American Society for Engineering Education Conference for his presentation detailing a partnership between the college, San Francisco State University, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Ames Research Center that provides internship opportunities for Cañada students.
The paper, titled “Promoting Academic Excellence Among Underrepresented Community College Engineering Students through a Summer Research Internship Program,” received the Best Paper Award from the ASEE Two-Year College Division. The annual conference was held June 23-26 in Atlanta, Georgia.
The partnership between the two schools and NASA was developed through a three-year grant funded by the NASA Curriculum Improvements Partnership Award for the Integration of Research (CIPAIR) program. The 10-week summer internship provides opportunities for freshm…

Cañada College Student Studies Labor Rights in UAE

Matet Malit, a Filipino immigrant, spent the past six months studying Filipino domestic workers Cañada College student Matet Malit recently finished a six-month study of Filipino domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates that included an internship with Migrante International in Dubai, a Filipino labor rights group. It is estimated that thousands of domestic workers from the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Ethiopia are hired each year by families in the UAE and Saudi Arabia and paid substandard wages. Recently, the Philippines and UAE began discussing a new agreement outlining the rights of domestic workers. Malit said the internship was an eye-opening experience. “I had the opportunity to interview several key grassroots actors, including the president of Migrante International in UAE as well as the group's members.” Malit said she conducted policy studies on runaway domestic workers and other cases involving low-skilled workers. She reviewed the legal, economic, and p…

Gregory Anderson Joins Cañada as the New Vice President of Instruction

Anderson comes to Cañada from De Anza College where he served as a dean

Dr. Gregory Anderson, formerly the Dean of Learning Resources at De Anza College in the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, has been hired as the new Vice President of Instruction at Cañada College. “We are all simply thrilled that he has joined our team and I’m certain he will be a key player in Cañada’s continuing growth and development as one of the state’s premier academic and career training institutions,” said Cañada College President Larry Buckley.

Prior to becoming a dean at De Anza, Anderson served for five years as director of the college’s academic support programs. He also taught English as a Second Language courses, directed the campus Basic Skills Initiative, led grants, and served as immediate past president of the Academic Senate. Before arriving in the Bay Area, Anderson held several positions at the University of Southern California, including the director of testing and assessment and sen…

Cañada College Robotics Team Finishes Sixth at National Competition

The Colts entered the competition as underdogs, but performed well

The Cañada Robotics Team traveled to Atlanta, Georgia in late June and proceeded to “pick some Georgia peaches” at a national robotics competition.
Cañada sent a team of four women and three men to the American Society of Engineering Education Model Design Competition on June 26. The ASEE Model Design Competition is a design/build robotics competition open to all freshmen and sophomore engineering and engineering technology students at both 2-year and 4-year colleges. The competition is held each year as part of the ASEE Annual Conference. The goal of the competition is to give student teams an opportunity to use the engineering design process to build an autonomous vehicle to complete a specified task or to complete a specified track.
This year, teams were challenged to build a robot that could collect 12 orange colored golf balls representing ripe Georgia peaches and deposit them in a peach basket in the center of th…

Workshop Focuses on STEM Careers in Government and Non-Profits

Learn About Various Careers and Internship Opportunities  Cañada College and the United States Department of Agriculture Hispanic Serving Institutions National Program present the 2nd Annual STEM Professionals workshop on Wednesday, July 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Building 6, Room 101 on the Cañada College campus, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City.

Participants can learn about careers and internships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in government agencies and non-profits. Participants will also learn how STEM skills are applied by professionals.

Participating agencies and non-profits include:

Ag InnovationsCentral Intelligence AgencyEnvironmental Protection AgencyMonterey Bay AquariumNational Aeronautics and Space AdministrationResource Conservation District for Santa Cruz CountyUnited States Department of Agriculture Through workshops and hands-on activities, student will better understand the variety of career options in STEM fields within government a…

Registering for Fall Semester Classes

Fall semester begins Aug. 19 but classes are filling up fast If you plan to attend Cañada College this fall, now is the time to register for classes. Fall semester begins Monday, Aug. 19 and classes are filling up fast.

To make it easy, we've developed these step-by-step instructions to make your college experience a success. If you are a new student, you must participate in orientation and assessment to become eligible to register for classes. The orientation and assessment session provides you with information you need to be successful in college. After the session, you will set up an appointment to meet with an academic counselor. To find an orientation session that fits your schedule, click here. It’s important to remember that all classes at Cañada are open to the public. Registration is open for: ·Any person 18 years of age or older with or without a high school diploma. ·Any high school graduate or recipient of the California Certificate of Proficiency of Equivalency or GED (rega…