Congratulations to the Valencia High School (VHS) Val Tech Boeing interns for winning the Best Overall Robot award during their summertime robotics competition. The competition objective was to create a robotic car that would drive around a course and never hit a wall. Unlike their opponents, the VHS car never touched the wall once.
The cars were judged on functionality, creativity, and “Boeing-ness.” All teams of interns were given a car kit that they had to assemble and then program using the C programming language. Competing teams included students from Brea, CAMS, Diamond Bar, Fairmont, Ocean View, Orange Lutheran, Sage Hills, Sunny Hills, Troy, Tustin, Westminster, and Whitney high schools.
During their 150-hour internships, these Val Tech students worked in a variety of fields including engineering simulation, composites manufacturing, site integration, software engineering, and web design. Each intern had a Boeing employee as a mentor/supervisor who assigned tasks that VHS students tackled alongside Boeing employees. These students gained invaluable and amazing work experience as they significantly contributed to real-world Boeing projects.
Great job, Tigers!