DOWNEY – Several Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) students, including one from Downey, have been selected to participate in exciting summer internship programs sponsored by the Boeing Company and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), that will have them working under the direction of engineers and scientists in the coming weeks.
The internships will provide the high school juniors with an invaluable hands-on experience while increasing their exposure to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professions.
The students were selected to participate based on high academic standing, strong communication skills, and excellent problem solving abilities. Each was selected after a rigorous screening process.
The Bosco Tech students who will intern at Boeing are: Devin Cornair (Downey), Jacob Lovi (Monrovia), Matthew Davis (Altadena), Daniel Martinez (Huntington Park), John Paul Gomez-Reed (Whittier), Mario Mijangos (Los Angeles), Matthew Lewis (West Covina) and Lorenzo Zamora (Pasadena).
Under the guidance of engineer mentors, the eight-week program will offer students exposure to a variety of aerospace engineering careers such as spacecraft systems engineering and antenna mechanical systems and design. They will also have the chance to participate in team-building training sessions and present a project to Boeing engineers.
The internship will be conducted at the international defense and aerospace contractor’s El Segundo satellite division.
The JPL interns, Shant Loussararian (Montebello) and Frank Lora (West Covina) will work in the La Canada Flintridge lab’s electrical and computer engineering systems department for nine weeks. Both are currently enrolled in Bosco Tech’s Computer Science and Electrical Engineering technology program.
“I’m confident these hard working students will make the most of these amazing internship experiences,” said Bosco Tech Principal Xavier Jimenez. “Both the Boeing and JPL programs will expose them to engineering and science professions and will complement Bosco Tech’s unique STEM-focused curriculum. These are among several internships throughout the Los Angeles area that many of our juniors will be completing this summer.”
Celebrating its sixtieth year, Bosco Tech is an all-male Catholic high school that combines a rigorous college-preparatory program with a technology-focused education. With a 100-percent college acceptance rate each year, more than 60 percent of Bosco Tech graduates pursue STEM-related majors in their university studies. The innovative curriculum allows students to exceed university admission requirements while completing extensive integrated coursework in one of several applied science and engineering fields. Visit www.boscotech.edu or call (626) 940-2000 for more information.
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