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ATech Educator News
Copyright ATech Training, Inc.
March 2016
From time to time the ATech newsletter includes articles submitted by individuals who have demonstrated
expertise in certain areas of automotive diagnostics, repair, and/or instruction. This month we are privileged
to welcome Phil Jelinek retired Automotive Instructor from California as our guest author.
The Basics!!
This is the final of many articles about S.T.E.M. to help
students/learners understand the basic concepts of what
everyone is talking about, in easy to understand terms.
I have attended many S.T.E.M. symposiums, only to
discover that after the students explain their projects,
they are unable to separate which part of their project
is either the Science part, Technology Part, Engineering
part, or the Math part. You see, S.T.E.M. is an acronym
that stands for Science Technology Engineering and
What is Engineering? – Engineering combines the fields of Science, Technology and Math to solve real world
problems that improve the world around us. Engineers apply the Laws of Science, using the Technology available to them and applying Mathematics to develop economical solutions to technical problems.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 17 Engineering Categories. These are: Aerospace, Agricultural, Architects, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer Electrical/Electronic, Environmental, Health and Safety,
Industrial, Marine, Materials, Mechanical, Mining/Geological, Nuclear, and Petroleum Engineers.
So what is a simple one-sentence explanation of Engineering: Engineering is the “Who” and their work (Engineers) is the link between Scientific Discoveries and the commercial applications that meet societal and consumer needs.
This last sentence needs some explanation. People who invent make prototypes, able to get the principles of
theory and design across but not able to handle the rigors of continual usage of the public. So engineers bridge
this gap.
Math is probably the most misunderstood of the sciences. To many, it is difficult, scary, and/or unfathomable.
To others, Math teaches, instructs, and opens doors to wonders beyond our understanding without it. Sir Isaac
Newton, Dec 25, 1642 – March 20, 1726, who is widely recognized as one of the most influential scientists of all
time, laid the foundation for classical mechanics. He formulated the Laws of Motion and Universal Gravitation
(Gravity), which dominated scientists’ view of the physical universe for the next three centuries. In order to ex1
plain to other scientists the Laws of Motion and Universal Gravitation
(Gravity), he needed to create a New Language. That language was
Calculus!!! Galileo Galilei (Feb 14, 1564 – Jan 8, 1642) said it best,
“The universe cannot be read until we have learned the language and
become familiar with the characters in which it is written. It is written
in mathematical language, and the letters are triangles, circles and other
geometrical figures, without which means it is humanly impossible to
comprehend a single word. Without these, one is wandering about in a
dark labyrinth.”
Like any language you first have to learn the “alphabet”. Math’s
“alphabet” are the “Letters” we use to make all the “Words”. These
letters are: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, & 0. We call it the decimal system since
it has 10 “Letters”. We put the “Letters” together to make “Words”.
12 is a Math “Word”, when we put letters from our own alphabet with
them, they make it meaningful, like 12 a.m.
The “Sentences” are the formulas we use with the Letters to make sense of the world around us, such as: the
Pythagorean Theorem, a2 + b2 = c2 as stated in Math language, or as stated in our words; In a right angled triangle:
the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. (see the picture for further
Math is all around us; it is the building block for everything in our daily lives, including mobile devices, architecture (both ancient and modern), art, money, engineering, and even sports.
Troubleshooting Trainer
with Storage Case!
What would we do without MATH?? It tells us the
size of the Football Field, how to keep score, the size
of the ball etc. Math tells us how Fast we are going,
especially in a vehicle, 60, 70 MPH and up!!!! We use
math to tell time throughout the day, when to do or not
do things.
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by Phillip Jelinek
Phil Jelinek, who is now retired, was an award winning automotive instructor for over 25 years. He developed and implemented
the first UC approved Automotive Physics (d-Lab Science) class
and Automotive Engineering (gElective) class in California, there-by
helping to save HS auto programs
from extinction in that state. Three
different years, he had teams attend
the National New Car Competition
in New York City, has been selected
Teacher of the Year by three different
organizations, and is currently the
Past-President of the California Automotive Teachers Association.
a refurbished
Troubleshooting Trainer with Fault Board &
Storage Case (model 1801B),
Automotive Electricity Courseboard
(model 1810A),
Automotive Electronics Courseboard
(model 1820A) &
Interactive Keypad (model 1802)
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All we need is your name, school, & contact information.
One entry per person. Promotion ends on March 15th, 2016
and the winner will be notified after the end date.
You may contact Phil at
[email protected]
CAT Turns 50 in 2016
Prepare for a big celebration in Modesto
April 29th & 30th, 2016
Hosted by:
Modesto College
Modesto, CA
Pedro Mendez
[email protected]
Stop by our booth to see a demonstration of our
Applied Electrical Trainer, Electrical/PWM/Fault Trainer,
Engine Perfomance Troubleshooting Trainer,
Supplemental Inflatable Restraint System & much more!
Available for Immediate Delivery!
Full Warrenty • Discounted Price
2 Slightly Used Troubleshooting Trainers
(model 1801B) available for immediate delivery!
Contact Sales for Additional Information:
Phone: (859) 485-7229 or
Email: [email protected]
NACAT Education Foundation
Fostering Excellence in Industry and Education
“Helping Today, Building Tomorrow, Championing Education!”
2016 Awards and Scholarships
Student Scholarships
Application Deadline: March 31, 2016
Mitchell 1 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student Scholarship
This annual scholarship is presented at the annual NACAT Conference
and Awards Dinner. The scholarship recognizes one high school senior
for outstanding achievement in automotive technology / auto shop repair
scholastics. The winning student receives a $2,500 scholarship, a check
for $500 and roundtrip airfare and accommodations for the winner and a
guest to attend the NACAT conference.
Larry Cotten Memorial Scholarship
Named after NACAT charter member and former President Larry Cotten,
this $1500 scholarship is awarded to a student training to become a collision
repair technician.
We are pleased to work with industry partners to provide educator awards and student scholarships. To APPLY for
an award or scholarship, or to learn how to GET INVOLVED with the NACAT Education Foundation, please go to:
Educator Awards
Application Deadline: May 1, 2016
NACAT Education Foundation New Automotive Teacher Award
Presented to support attendance at a NACAT Conference in the US or Canada
for a New Automotive Teacher (within the first five years of teaching). The
award will provide NACAT Conference registration fees and $1000 toward
travel, lodging, and other expenses incurred in attendance.
Delmar Cengage Learning Jack Erjavec Innovative Instructor Award
Sponsored by Cengage Learning, the Jack Erjavec Innovative Instructor
Award will be granted to the instructor who demonstrates the most innovative
and effective use of technology in the classroom. The $2500 award provides
funding to allow one instructor each year to attend the summer NACAT
conference and other training events.
The NACAT Education Foundation is an IRS recognized 501c3 organization formed in 1994. Our EIN is 35-1929767. You may contact us at:
Address: PO Box 80010, Charleston SC 29416 Phone: 843.628.3294 Email: [email protected]
Wiper/Washer System (model 830C)
The ATech Wiper/Washer System Trainer (model 830C) is designed to teach computer and network controlled
automotive wiper/washer system operation. This trainer allows for instuctor demonstration, student hands-on reinforcement and troubleshooting practice. Powered by a 12VDC automotive battery or a 12VDC/23A power supply
(not included).
• Actual new vehicle components, connectors, and factory wire colors.
• Provides an advanced level of instruction by duplicating actual on-vehicle troubleshooting procedures.
• Intermittent and hard fault codes can be inserted using the built-in keypad, a single computer, or the
ATech Network System (ANS).
• Ability to perform actual service manual test procedures.
• Compatible with ATech’s Instructor Management Program (IMP).
• Courseware includes Instructor Guide, Student Manual, and Service Manual Information.
• Battery posts are protected against polarity reversal.
• Includes internal power supply for fault activation.
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Automotive Technology
Perfect Sky
will present three Hybrid Educators’ Workshops
this summer, with Jack Rosebro
Our June workshop will be hosted by
San Jacinto College,
near Houston, Texas:
Our July workshop will be hosted by Pittsburg State
near Pittsburg, Kansas:
Level 1, 5 days (June 20-24, 2016, $1900 per instructor,
maximum 12 instructors)
Level 1, 5 days (July 25-29, 2016, $1900 per instructor,
maximum 12 instructors)
Our August workshop will be hosted by Skyline College,
near San Francisco, California
Level 1, 5 days (August 8-12, 2016, $1900 per instructor,
maximum 12 instructors)
We are well equipped with vehicles, components, and equipment. Workshop participants typically work two or
three to a vehicle, with a wide range of diagnostic equipment at their disposal.
You will be scanning, scoping, diagnosing, and repairing a variety of hybrid vehicles each day. The challenges that
you encounter will reflect real-world hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicle diagnosis and repair. You will also
be practicing hands-on labs that you can use in your own classes. Expect to think a lot, work hard, and get dirty.
For specific information on class content, contact Jack Rosebro at (310) 383-4800. To register for a workshop, contact Kelly Karlstein of Perfect Sky at (310) 801-7818 or at [email protected]
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