Students earn prize for collapsible skateboard

DOWNEY - Warren High School teacher Glenn Yamasaki's Project Lead the Way engineering students continue to thrive in engineering challenges, with three of his students earning first place at a competition last Saturday.Kevin Martinez, Nick Pio and Alexander Salgado took first place at the Intro to Engineering Design regional competition held at Hawthorne High School. More than 20 schools participated in the competition. Martinez, Pio and Salgado designed a collapsible skateboard that can be stored in a student's backpack. The students each won an iPad and a $1,000 endowment to participate in the state finals May 12 in San Diego. Project Lead the Way is a national, non-profit organization that provides education in science, technology, engineering and math. The curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, creativity, innovation and real-world problem solving.

********** Published: April 19, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 01