Hudson, Poly Win Engineering Contest

The Long Beach Unified School District swept a recent statewide engineering contest, with Hudson K-8 School and Poly High School earning top honors.

LBUSD students walked away as state champions of the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Engineering Design Competition held at UC Santa Barbara this month.

The Long Beach teams beat out 14,000 other students at preliminary and regional competitions held across California to triumph under the guidance of MESA advisor James Mills. 

Both the middle and high school teams from LBUSD won first place by designing the best wind energy device.

The two Long Beach teams will represent California in the MESA National Engineering Design Competition June 23 to 25 in Redmond, near Seattle.

The project teaches students to understand design principles such as torque, generating and storing wind energy and environmental impact.

The middle school winners from Hudson are Christina Le, Michelica Balajadia, Kyrene Aganon and Rose Chelsea Lubang.  The high school winners from Poly are Breanna Nery, Rae Jillian Rivera and Kimberly Ventura.   Both schools are served by the MESA Center housed at the Cal State Long Beach College   of Engineering.

Learn more at mesa.ucop.edu.

WIND POWER -- These three Poly students and four Hudson students earned top honors in California for their wind energy designs. The Poly students are Breanna Nery, Rae Jillian Rivera and Kimberly Ventura. The Hudson students are Christina Le, Michelica Balajadia, Kyrene Aganon and Rose Chelsea Lubang.