Left to right: Heavy/Medium Duty Truck Technology Department Head Berchman “Kenny” Melancon, Associate Professor of Automotive Technology Manuel M. Loera.


SBVC was well represented at this year's STEPCon (Science and Technology Education Partnership Conference) held at the Bourns Technology Center in Riverside. The event attracted approximately 2,200 K-12 students from San Bernardino and Riverside County schools.


The Heavy/Medium Duty Technology Program was present thanks to department head Berchman "Kenny" Melancon, who brought the department’s new electric Audi and heavy duty truck for students to view.


The STEPCon event provided an excellent opportunity for students to gain practical knowledge in science and technology. The interactive displays and roundtable discussions allowed attendees to engage with experts in the field and get a deeper understanding of the latest advancements in transportation. A highlight of the event was the science show, where students were entertained while learning about complex scientific concepts.


The presence of the Heavy/Medium Duty Technology Program was a great addition to the event, as students were able to view the electric Audi and heavy duty truck up close and learn about the technology behind them.