El Segundo High School Engineering Students Achieve First Place in Chevron’s 2017 Regional Design Challenge

In May, the first place team (Desch-Obi, Kartvedt and Moore) had to opportunity to advance to the state finals in San Diego where they earned fourth place overall, while gaining more experience and knowledge by competing against the top high school teams in the state. This is a significant achievement for the ESHS students, who completed the first Project Lead the Way Engineering Pathway course “Introduction to Engineering Design” and had not previously competed in this competition.

The engineering students were tasked with designing an economical, functional, and kid-appealing “Duplo Toy Storage Container.” All teams were constrained to a six-hour time frame, which required efficient collaboration to submit various deliverables on time including: annotated hand sketches, 3D modeled parts, assemblies and videos. Each team’s project culminated in a presentation to industry professionals.

About the El Segundo Unified School District

The El Segundo Unified School District (ESUSD) was established in 1912 to serve all of the residents living in the City of El Segundo and covers the western part of the city. ESUSD consists of six schools including the Eagle’s Nest Preschool, Richmond Street and Center Street Elementary Schools, El Segundo Middle School, El Segundo High School and the Arena/Virtual High School, as well as partnerships with the South Bay Adult School and California Regional Occupational Center (SoCal ROC).

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Caption: Two teams of El Segundo High School freshman engineering students won first and fourth place, respectively, in the 2017 Chevron Design Challenge regionals and one team achieved fourth place in the state finals.