Over 50 Organizations Exhibit at Tri-Valley Innovation Fair


Enzo Peixoto

The AmadorUAVs’ display table, featuring their drones and a propeller testing machine.

The Tri-Valley Innovation Fair took place at the Alameda County Fairgrounds on March 19. It featured over 50 organizations displaying technology ranging from fields such as astronomy, physics, and biology.

Genomics was one of the many companies to display its innovations.

“We develop scientific machinery and use [genetic] samples for preparation,” says Daniela, a staff member for the company.

Amador’s  AmadorUAVs, a club that focuses on unmanned aerial vehicles, had their drones displayed there as well.

“We compete in a competition in Maryland, where we compete with one of two high schools, so we compete mostly against colleges like MIT and Cornell,” says Derick Mathews, the club’s business team leader.

Science wasn’t the only thing being presented. The Alameda County Vector Control was there, explaining their usage of science to eliminate infestations.

“People call in if they’re having problems with rats, mice, cockroaches, and insects,” says Dan Wilson, a spokesperson for the company. “We’re not pest control; we’re here to help people solve [infestation] problems as technical advisors.”

Colleges also presented their programs. Las Positas College was one of them, displaying their engineering feats in drone technology.

“I’m starting a program on teaching students and community members on how to use drones,” says Dr. Daniel G. Cearley of Las Positas.

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  • The AmadorUAVs’ display table, featuring their drones and a propeller testing machine.

  • This is a display of common insects from the Alameda County Vector Control.

  • A robot designed for a Project Lead The Way task.

  • Medical machine designed by Omron, a Japanese electronics company.

  • One of AmadorUAV’s very own drones, set to compete against MIT and Cornell

  • An instrument that uses hand movements to create sound.

  • A presentation by Omron, an electronics company, detailing their scientific breakthroughs and goals for the future.

  • NASA caravan parked outside the fairgrounds to transport their exhibitions.

  • Drones on display from the engineering department at Las Positas College.