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Mr. Sy - Engineering Design

For the second time, Arleta High School won the OVERALL 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in 2019 Annual ASCE Regional Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

 

On Saturday, March 23, 2019, Arleta High school participated in the 25th Annual American Society of Civil Engineers Regional Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition held at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona.  This event brings together hundreds of high school students from Counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Inyo, Mono and Kern.  This event is designed as a fun way for high school students to develop engineering skills through critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and creativity. It exposes students to the civil engineering profession and introduces them to some of the challenges and triumphs that civil engineers face in their careers.

Prior to the competition, high school teams had to prepare technical reports, display boards, presentations and of course their Popsicle Stick Bridges.  Volunteers from the civil engineering profession served as judges, testing the bridges, scoring technical papers, display boards and team presentations.  

 

Arleta High School won the OVERALL 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. In addition, Arleta won 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the "Bridge Efficiency" category, 1st and 3rd places in the “Presentation” category, 1st place in the “Impromptu Design” category, and 3rd place in the “Aesthetic Design” category. Eleven Arleta students comprised the three competition teams. Please see the names of our student winners below.

 

This competition is a great opportunity to emphasize the benefits of pursuing higher education and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

 

Competition Results:

 

Team 1: Christian James Sy, Jose dela Lima and Erika Medina (all 12th grade)

1st place OVER ALL

1st place Best in Presentation

1st place Best in Impromptu

2nd place Best in Bridge Efficiency  

 

Team 2: Angelica Rios, Antony Vaquerano, Alfred Garcia and Derek Palacios (all 10th grade)

2nd place OVER ALL

3rd place Best in Bridge Efficiency 

3rd place Best in Aesthetic Design  

 

Team 3: Emily Rangel (11th grade), Christian Jerel Sy (9th grade), Edwin Medina (11th grade) and Genesis Alonso (10th grade)

3rd place OVER ALL

1st place Best in Bridge Efficiency 

3rd place Best in Presentation 

Arleta High School team gained top spot at 2019 LA City regional bridge building contest

The students are headed to next month's national competition in Baltimore, Maryland to test their bridge designing skills against a wider field.

 

Arleta Reigns in 2018 Annual ASCE Regional

Bridge Design Competition

 

On Saturday,  March 3, 2018, Arleta High school participated in the 24th Annual American Society of Civil Engineers Regional Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition held at California State University at Los Angeles.  This event brings together hundreds of local high school students to participate in a full day of engineering competitions to celebrate the engineering profession and highlight their achievements.  

 

Prior to the competition, high school teams had to to prepare technical reports, display boards,  presentations and of course their Popsicle Stick Bridges.   Volunteers from the civil engineering profession served as judges, testing the bridges, scoring technical papers, display boards and team presentations.  

 

Arleta High School won the overall competition and took 1st, 2nd and 3rd places respectfully.   In addition, Arleta won 2nd and 3rd place in the "Best Technical Report" category and 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the "Bridge Efficiency" category.   15 Arleta students comprised the four competition teams.   More impressive is that this STEM engineering class is brand new to Arleta and instruction began this past January 2018.  Our students having no background knowledge in engineering had approximately 8 weeks of instruction prior to this competition and yet won this prestigious competition.  We are very proud.  

 

This competition is a great opportunity to emphasize the benefits of pursuing higher education and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

 

Bridge Competitors Advance to the 2018 International Finals in Chicago, IL

 

Arleta’s top-notch competitors turned in another impressive performance at the LA City Regional Bridge Building competition. Christian Sy and Antony Vaquerano placed second at Regionals with a bridge that withstood 39 kilograms (86 pounds). This second place win earned the duo a spot at the International competition in Chicago, Illinois on April 21, 2018. Arleta will compete against the country’s elite teams, in addition to schools from around the world.

 

 

ENGINEERING DESIGN

PROJECT LEAD THE WAY (PLTW)

Career Technical Education Program

 

PLTW offers students the chance to find out if engineering is the career for them. PLTW’s classroom instruction, generally one-third theory and two-thirds application, gives students meaningful, hands-on experience in problem-solving, teamwork, project-based learning, and the application of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts.

 

A 3-course high school program

Three challenging high school courses use project-based, hands-on experience to teach students the key elements and skills of engineering and technology-based careers by immersing them in rigorous engineering problems. The pre-engineering curriculum is taught in conjunction with college preparatory math and science courses.

FOUNDATION

Introduction to Engineering Design - Using 3-D computer modeling software, students learn the design process, and they solve design problems as they develop, analyze, and create product models.


CONCENTRATOR

Principles of Engineering - Students explore technology systems and engineering processes to find out how math, science, and technology help people.

 

CAPSTONE

Engineering Design & Development - Teams of students, guided by community mentors, work together to research, design, and construct solutions to engineering problems.

 

What is in PLTW for students? 

  • Opportunity to learn math, science, and technology in a hands-on, relevant way using STEM concepts.
  • Opportunity to explore engineering and other technology-based careers before college
  • Exposure to the latest computer software and equipment used by industry, colleges, and universities
  • Projects that teach how to communicate effectively and work as a team

 

Who should apply?

Good fit for students who have one or more of the following attributes:

  • Aptitude in mathematics or science
  • Talent in art or design
  • Interest in the way things work in science, technology, or nature
  • Interest in exploring career opportunities in engineering, technology, science, or medicine
  • Motivated by a hands-on, team-oriented, project/problem-based  environment