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Sierra College Insights announces Circuit basics with Claudio Bravo

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. - Dr. Kim Bateman, dean of Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee invites community members to Sierra College Insights, an educational and interactive evening event series designed for inquisitive adults and teens. On Friday, Nov. 9 Claudio Bravo will facilitate an engaging session on electric circuits including a hands-on LED flashlight project for all attendees.

"As an invisible, yet incredibly powerful force, electricity is a mystery for many people. This presentation will provide a back stage pass into the secrets of electricity through simple to understand concepts and a hands-on project where the attendees will build their own LED flashlight. Curiosity is the only prerequisite for this lecture," said Bravo, a Mechatronics instructor on the Tahoe-Truckee campus.

Bravo came to Tahoe from Chile in 1978 for the skiing, and as many other transplants, never left. He studied electrical engineering at Sierra College and University of California,s Berkeley, and worked in the Bay Area as an aircraft electrical systems engineer. Returning to Tahoe with his wife in 1995 to raise their two daughters, he now works as an electrical contractor, lighting designer in addition to educator. One of his biggest joys is teaching the magic of electricity to Sierra College students.

Sierra College Insights begins with socializing and complimentary refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by the program at 7 p.m. The programs are offered at no cost however donations are welcome. Space is limited to the first 30 people who RSVP to 530-550-2290 and leaving a message with your name, phone number and the number in your party.

Upcoming events

• Feb. 8, "Emotional Intelligence: The other kind of Smart" with Christopher Old, LMFT

• March 8, "The Use of Icons of American History in Modern America" with Taylor Tiraterra

• April 12, "It's Against the Law! The Political Power of Dance" with Jennie Pitts-Knipe

• May 10, "The Red Shoes: Addiction from a Depth Psychological Perspective" with Kim Bateman, Ph.D.

About Sierra College Insights

Sierra College Insights is an interactive educational event series designed for inquisitive community members from teens to seniors. Each month an academic expert will facilitate an out-of-the-ordinary presentation on the Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee campus located at 11001 College Trail in Truckee. Students, residents and visitors are welcome to attend. Complimentary refreshments and time for socializing precedes each event. For more information, visit sierracollege.edu or e-mail kbateman@sierracollege.edu.


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