Los Altos Academy of Engineering

Advisory Committee: 2011

The Manufacturing Technology - Annual Advisory Committee Meeting took place on Friday, February 13, 2014 in the Los Altos Academy of Engineering. If you would like to view the minutes from the meeting, click here.

Members of the committee:
Ed Richter Instructor
Richard Cheng Engineer for Millennium Space
Derek Mayeda Mechanical Engineer for Stir Works
Cliff Eng Assistant Director of IT for LA DWP
Nikki Kodama Manager Systems Engineer
Victor Gomez Director of Instructional Service for ROP
Jaime Estrada Transportation Engineer for CalTrans
Scott Loh Mechanical Engineer for SpaceX
James Watson SVP for Bank of America

Victor Gomez: R.O.P. is a joint power of region which is a partnership between the three districts to fund courses such as engineering. R.O.P. works with districts to create courses as well as funding these classes such as graphics art, medical science, and others. One of the information R.O.P. provides is information on the industries.
R.O.P. wants information from industries to keep up to date on these career fields.

Current Projects and Updates

a. Project Pulse:
i. Two New Vehicles.
ii. Emerald Coast Electrathon on April 26, 2014.

b. California Challenge:
i. Pulse and Speed Racer.
ii. Rookies and Veterans.

c. First Tech Challenge:
i. Competition from November to February .
ii. Helps students learn programming languages .

d. Mini Urban Challenge:
i. Our experienced veteran team.
ii. Students must build a robot to navigate it's way through a series of obstacles designed to imitate a city.
iii. Competition in March.

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