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Does the study of music, especially recorded music and sound, spark your interest? Have you ever thought of a career in music recording or sound engineering?

Well look no further, for Long Beach City College (LBCC), located in Long Beach, CA, offers certificate programs and Associates degrees in the field of Audio and Audio production. (Visit LBCCrecording for more information.)

Emphases include:

  • Recording Studio
  • Radio Station
  • Television Studio
  • Film Studio and Production Locations
  • Web Audio
  • Music Mastering
  • Sound Effects Design/ Foley
  • Cruise Ship Audio
  • Live Sound Mixing and Concert Recording

These programs offer:

Hands-on training

LBCC offers a full supply of music equipment to its students to prepare you in your recordings. And this training will help you navigate and master most types of recording studios.

Networking opportunities:

You’ll get to rub shoulders with famous and knowledgeable producers, engineers, and musicians.

Career Certificate and/or Associates Degree in Audio:

These certificate programs often take two years to complete. Upon graduation, you will have a certificate that gives evidence of your competency in the audio industry.

And if the field of audio recording sparks your interest, please visit Eio for all your musical equipment and accessory needs. This part of our Eio catalog is often overlooked!

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The 2012 E3 Expo is less than a month away! Also known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the E3 Expo is the world’s premier trade show for computer and video games and related products. E3 says this about the event:

E3 draws tens of thousands of professionals to experience the future of interactive entertainment. The most influential people leading the most innovative companies in the business attend E3 to see groundbreaking new technologies and never-before-seen products for computers, video game consoles, handheld systems, mobile, and the Internet.

While this event is not open to the general public, the results of the conference should still spark one’s interest in electronics, computers, and gaming technology. Top gaming professionals and representatives from companies such as IGN Entertainment and MACHINIMA, will be in attendance. The 2012 expo should pave the way for the future developments, designs, and innovations of the computer and video game industry!

So if you are a computer or video game professional or vendor, consider signing up for this monumental event. E3 takes place June 5-7, 2012, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. For more detailed information, see E3’s FAQs page.

Go here to watch a snapshot preview of this year’s E3 Expo!!

We hope this event sparks your inner gamer. Please visit us at for all your computer or video game needs!

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The USA Science & Engineering Festival is happening this weekend (April 28th and 29th) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Called the “Woodstock of Science,” this event assembles our nation’s best and brightest in the fields of science and engineering. It includes thousands of fun, hands-on activities and stage shows for all ages, all with the mission to re-invigorate the inspiration and interest of our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering, and math!

Satellite Events

If you can’t be in D.C. this weekend, not to worry. USASEF is coordinating satellite events across the country so that more people can join in.

If you’re in Eio’s SoCal area, Downey’s Columbia Memorial Space Center (CMSC) is hosting their USASEF satellite event called the Family Science Day.
It’s on Saturday, April 28th from 10am – 5pm at the CMSC. Click here for more info.

And if you find yourself with a burgeoning interest in electronics, visit We can meet all of your electronic needs!

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April 19-21 is a special weekend for robotics enthusiasts – it’s the 2012 VEX Robotics World Championship! From junior high and high school, to college and beyond, this Southern California event offers the world’s best robotics teams and fans to congregate, celebrate their accomplishments, and compete with and against each other.

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Do you want to inspire imagination, innovation, and an inventing-spirit in your children? Are you a teenager with dreams of becoming the next great inventor, such as Leonardo da Vinci or Thomas Edison?

Well look no further, for El Camino Community College, located in Torrance, CA, is offering a robotics academy for high school students. (Click here for more information).

These classes “introduce high school students to electronics and manufacturing technology through the construction, testing, and operation of functional robots.” While they may not offer in person meetings with Bender from Futurama or Sonny from I, Robot, these courses will allow students to explore the technologies used to fabricate model robotic systems. can supply you with all your robotic needs for both these El Camino classes, or if you want to do a DIY robotics project. Click here to visit our robotics page.

Here’s a video demonstrating the awesome transforming OWI solar robot that runs entirely on solar energy. It can walk in its humanoid form, drive in its tank form, and even crawl in scorpion form! It’s a perfect gift for someone with a burgeoning interest in the field of robotics.

Happy building!