The American River Current

Engineering Club to compete after 30 years

Jesbaam Sanchez, a mechanical engineering major and secretary of the engineering club, test drives one of the vehicles they will be entering in the contest, on March 1 at American River College. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

Hameed Zargry

March 15, 2019

On Fridays the Engineering Club members come together to work on one of their most important projects. The members circle the three-wheeled human-powered vehicle, while one member gets ready to test drive and another member helps him fasten his seat belt. The American River College Engineering Clubâ...

ARC to use grant money to open makerspace

Professor Randy Schuster operates one of the 3D printers located in the Design Hub on campus. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Claire Bathory

November 16, 2017

A $100,000 grant has been awarded to American River College by Makerspace, a collaborative effort throughout the country to establish spaces for communities where something can be made out of nothing with a variety of technology: 3-D printers, laser cutters, computer-automated machines, soldering irons and e...

ARC to demolish buildings to make room for new STEM facility

A schematic of the proposed STEM building that would be erected in the space where the Liberal Arts Building stands today. (Photo courtesy of Scott Crow)

Jennifer Langston

September 13, 2017

American River College will be undergoing more construction in March 2018 as crews prepare to demolish the current Liberal Arts building and erect a new one in its place. The Liberal Arts building was built in the 1960s. According to Scott Crow, American Rivers Public Information Officer. ARC has wanted...

ARC professor presents on international fusion reactor

Speaker Chuck Hunt explains Tritum during his presentation on ITER on March 30. 
(Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Timothy Lipuma

April 1, 2016

Fusion energy, thermonuclear reactors and their impact on the future were the topic of a presentation given by former American River College professor Chuck Hunt on Wednesday. ITER, Latin for “the way,”  is a nuclear fusion reactor being made through a collaborative effort of China, the Europe...

Opinion: Students shouldn’t be pressured to pick a major

Students don't need to pick their majors right away in order to have a fulfilling college experience and transfer. (Photo by Mychael Jones)

Lena DoBynes

December 1, 2015

Almost every college student is asked the classic “what’s your major” question and while some can answer confidently in under five seconds, there are many students who struggle to find a response. Many people view a student who has not decided on a major as a person who has no direction in lif...

ARC student soars at NASA program

The Curiosity rover sitting in a shed NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. A student from American River College was apart of a team that won a program for NASA to build a rover that would be successful on a mission to Mars.
(Photo provided by Cecilie Thompson)

Jordan Schauberger

November 13, 2015

An American River College student gave a presentation last week on her three-day experience at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), in Pasadena, CA. Cecilie Thompson, an electrical engineering major at ARC, said that through the NASA Collegiate Aerospace (NCAS) program she was able to have the...

The student voice of American River College since 1955
Engineering