Congratulations to all the SOCES Engineering Academy Seniors and their Achievements!


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Graduating Class Student AP + PLTW Award
CTE Pathway Completion University
Program
Competition
Accomplishments & Industry Certifications
2018

Shannon Lamb

ID 15-16
POE 16-17
AP Bio
AP Calc
AP Physics
AP Comp Sci Principles

-Intro to Design
-Princples of Engineering
-Eng Des & Dev

UC Davis

Biomedical Engineering

AutoDesk Inventor Certified User
2015 Mini Urban Challenge National Championship
1st
2016 Mini Urban Challenge Western Regional Competition
1st
2017 SkillsUSA
CA Region 3
[Principles of Engineering/Technology]
2nd
2017 SkillsUSA
CA State Competition
[Principles of Engineering/Technology]
1st
2017 Herndon Aerospace Science & Engineering Competition
1st
2017 UCLA Nanovation Competition
Finalist
2018 SkillsUSA
CA Regional 3 Competition
[Principles of Engineering/Technology]

2nd
2018 SkillsUSA
CA State Competition
[Principles of Engineering/Technology]
1st
2018 SkillsUSA
CA State Competition
[Job Interview]
1st
2018 Herndon Aerospace Science & Engineering Competition
1st

2018 UCLA Nanovation Competition
Finalist

 

2018

Ray Sakanoue

 

ID 15-16
POE 16-17
AP Calc
AP Chem
AP Comp Sci Principles

-Intro to Design 15-16
-Princples of Engineering
-Eng Des & Dev

UC San Diego

Computer Engineering

AutoDesk Inventor Certified User
2015 Mini Urban Challenge Western Regional Competition
2nd
2016 Mini Urban Challenge Western Regional Competition
1st
2017 Herndon Aerospace Science & Engineering Competition
1st
2018 Herndon Aerospace Science & Engineering Competition
1st
2018 UCLA Nanovation Competition
Finalist

 

2018

Smit Rajyaguru

 

ID 15-16
POE 16-17
AP Chem
AP Bio
AP Comp Sci Principles
AP Physics
AP Calc

-Intro to Design
-Princples of Engineering
-Eng Des & Dev

UC Berkley

Mechanical Engineering

AutoDesk Inventor Certified User
2015 Mini Urban Challenge Western Regional Competition
2nd
2016 Mini Urban Challenge Western Regional Competition
1st
2017 Herndon Aerospace Science & Engineering Competition
1st
2017 UCLA Nanovation Competition
Finalist
2018 SkillsUSA
CA Region 3 Competition
[Principles of Engineering/Technology] 1st
2018 SkillsUSA
CA State Competition
[Principles of Engineering/Technology] 2nd
2018 Herndon Aerospace Science & Engineering Competition
1st
2018 UCLA Nanovation Competition
Finalist
2018

Cris Barillos

 

ID 15-16
POE 17-18
AP Calc
AP Physics

 

-Intro to Design
-Princples of Engineering
-Eng Des & Dev

San Jose State

Aerospace Engineering

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AutoDesk Fusion Certified User
2018 SkillsUSA
CA Region 3 Competition
[Quiz Bowl]
2nd
2018 Herndon Aerospace Science & Engineering Competition
1st
2018 UCLA Nanovation Competition
Finalist
2018

Ariful Rigan

ID 15-16
POE 16-17
AP Chem
AP Physics
AP Calc
AP Comp Sci Principles

UC Berkley

Mechanical Engineering

AutoDesk Inventor Certified User
2015 Mini Urban Challenge Western Regional Competition
2nd
2016 Mini Urban Challenge Western Regional Competition
1st
 2016 Mini Urban Challenge National Competition
3rd
2017 Herndon Aerospace Science & Engineering Competition
1st
2017 UCLA Nanovation Competition
Finalist
2018

Ramon Roco

ID 15-16
POE 16-17
AP Chem
AP Calc
AP Physics
AP Comp Sci Principles

MIT

AutoDesk Inventor Certified User
2015 Mini Urban Challenge Western Regional Competition
2nd
2016 Mini Urban Challenge Western Regional Competition
1st
 2016 Mini Urban Challenge National Competition
3rd
2017 SkillsUSA
CA State Competition
[Related Technical Math]
2nd

 

2018

Snehal Jain

POE 17-18
AP Calc AB
AP Calc BC
AP Chem
AP Physics
AP Comp Sci Principles

 

UC Berkley

BioMedical Engineering

AutoDesk Fusion Certified User
2018

Cesar Bajahas Ortiz

 

POE 17-18
AP Physics
AP Calc


Cal Poly Pomona

Civil Engineering

AutoDesk Fusion Certified User
2018 SkillsUSA
CA Region 3 Competition
[Humanoid Robotics]
1st
2018 SkillsUSA
CA State Competition
[Humanoid Robotics]
2nd
2018

Adrien Ramos

 

ID 16-17
POE 17-18
AP Calc
AutoDesk Inventor Certified User

AutoDesk Fusion Certified User

 

2018

Ben Gelbart

 

ID 16-17
POE 17-18
AP Comp Sci Principles

AutoDesk Inventor Certified User

AutoDesk Fusion Certified User
2018 SkillsUSA
CA Region 3 Competition
[Quiz Bowl] 2nd
2018


Cole Lazar

-Intro to Design 16-17
POE 17-18
AP Comp Sci Principles
AP Calc

AutoDesk Inventor Certified User

AutoDesk Fusion Certified User

 

2018 SkillsUSA
CA Region 3 Competition
[Quiz Bowl] 2nd
2018

Elber Arevalo

 

POE 17-18
AP Physics
AP Calc
AP Chem

AutoDesk Fusion Certified User
2018 Paris Bromber

ID 16-17
AP Bio
AP Chem

USC
AutoDesk Inventor Certified User
2018

Kevin Ceron

POE 16-17
AP Bio
AP Comp Sci Principles
AP Physics
AP Calc
2018 Andrew Claiborne  

ID 16-17
AP Chem


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2018 Rafael Gevorkyan

ID 16-17
AP Chem
AP Physics
AP Calc
AutoDesk Inventor Certified User
2018 David Kazaryan

ID 16-17
AP Physics
AP Calc
AutoDesk Inventor Certified User
2018 Roxanne Perez
ID 16-17
AP Bio

 

AutoDesk Inventor Certified User
2018 Kim Galindo
ID 16-17
AP Comp Sci Principles
AutoDesk Inventor Certified User
2018

Brisa Amador

ID 16-17
AP Comp Sci Principles
 
AutoDesk Inventor Certified User
2018

Tyler Melendez

ID 16-17
AutoDesk Inventor Certified User
2018

Eddie Sanchez

ID 16-17
AutoDesk Fusion Certified User
2018

Tyler Fortunati

ID 16-17
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SOCES Engineering Teams Win at SkillsUSA California Regional Event


SOCES Engineering Teams competed in the SkillsUSA California Regional competition which was held in downtown Los Angeles at LA Trade Tech on Jan 27 and Feb 3.  The competition is for public middle, high school and college/postsecondary students enrolled in career and technical education programs. SkillsUSA has a nationwide membership of over 300,000 students and showcases 100 hands-on skill and leadership contests, representing 130 different occupational areas.

The SOCES Engineering Teams had contestants from both middle and high school in a variety of Engineering related events. All of the students are enrolled in Project Lead The Way Engineering courses at SOCES which are part of the Career Technical Education program. The pre-engineering curriculum offers one engineering class each year starting in elementary and continuing through middle and high school. Each class focuses on a different area of Engineering. All of the competitors are enrolled in the SOCES PLTW CTE Engineering courses and are also members of the after school Engineering/Robotics club which meets after school Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, where the students work hard to prepare for a wide variety of Engineering related competitions.

The students earned a total of 15 medals, which included four (4) first place, three (3) second place, and two (2) third place medals in competition. All of the following teams and individuals will represent SOCES and LAUSD in the SkillsUSA California State competition which will be held in Ontario, CA the week of April 22.

The results are as follows:

HIGH SCHOOL

1st (Gold)

Principles of Engineering/Technology – Smit R
Humanoid Robotics – Cesar O, Vedant P

2nd (Silver)

Principles of Engineering/Technology – Shannon L
Quiz Bowl – Cole L, Cris B, Ben G, Vedant P, Cesar R

3rd (Bronze)

Job Interview – Shannon L

 

Others advancing to the State Competition:

Humanoid Robotics – Nicolas F, Chirath K – 4th place
Humanoid Robotics – Ganaka W, Ray S – 5th place
Additive Manufacturing – Cristopher B and Eddie S – 5th place

MIDDLE SCHOOL

1st (Gold)

Team Engineering Challenge – Zoe R, Vaidehi Z, Sofia A
Job Interview – Vaidehi Z

2nd (Silver)

Job Interview – Zoe R

3rd(Bronze)

Job Interview – Darshana Z

 

 

Other advancing to the State Competition:

Job Interview – Darshansinh Z – 4th place
20 Second Elevator Story – Sofia A – 6th place

 

SOCES Engineering Middle School and High School Teams Take First Place in Aerospace Competition!


 

SOCES MS and HS Engineering Teams celebrate their victory at the 40th Annual Aerospace Robert H. Herndon Science and Engineering Competition.

 

Engineering students SOCES in both middle and high school placed first in the experimental portion of Aerospace Corp.’s 40th Annual Robert H. Herndon Science Competition.

The contest, held May 26th in El Segundo on the Aerospace campus, drew schools from across Los Angeles County, with students competing in the essay and experimental categories.

Middle School Engineering Students at their research booth. From left to right: Ms. Yamagata, Sofie Arancibia, Kayla Kossoff, Zoe Ramirez, Vaidehi Zala and Gracie Arancibia.

The middle school team’s research was titled, “The Hanging Alarm Clock” They identified a problem in which their peers have difficulties in waking up in the morning. The team engineered a solution by building a hanging alarm clock with an ultrasonic sensor that triggers a motor that raises the clock away from the sleeper when they try and reach for it. This forces the sleeper to get up out of bed to try to turn it off.

The SOCES Middle School Engineering Team Receiving their 1st Place Award. From left to right: Oliver Ambrosia (Aerospace mentor), Ms. Yamagata, Sofie Arancibia, Kayla Kossoff, Gracie Arancibia, Zoe Ramirez , Vaidehi Zala.

Ava Basilio presenting the High School Engineering Project.

The high school team’s project was “The Future of Automation – Object Detection Algorithms”. They developed a computer program that utilizes a camera to recognize object shapes that can then be picked up by a robotic arm. They also wrote computer code in which the camera will recognize the skin tone of a worker and pause the automation process thereby making it safer for humans to work collaboratively with robotic systems.

SOCES High School Engineering team receiving their 1st place award. From left to right: Oliver Ambrosia (Aerospace mentor) Dave Hicks (teacher), Ariful Rigan, Smit Rajasunguru, Ava Baselio, Shannon Lamb and Ray Sakanoue.

The students worked many hours after school on these projects with the help of other mentors from industry.

SOCES students who are interested and willing to make a commitment to working on projects such as these should see Ms. Yamagata (Room 104) or Mr. Hicks (Room 106).

SOCES Engineering Team Wins at State Championship and will advance to Nationals!


Shannon Lamb
is the California State Champion!

 

The SOCES Engineering Team traveled to San Diego for the SkillsUSA State Championships at the Town & Country Resort, San Diego, CA on April 20-23, 2017. SkillsUSA is an organization for students enrolled in a Career Technical Education pathway course (i.e. SOCES MS and HS Engineering courses). Students have an opportunity to compete in both Leadership and Technical type competitions. SOCES students were competing in a variety of competitions including the following:

:

Principles of Engineering Technology
Shannon Lamb, Smit Rajyaguru, Adam Murtagh, Ariful Rigan, Quinn Ward

Related Technical Math
Ramon Roco

Quiz Bowl
Team 1 – Ava Basileo, Kyle Chiu, Adam Murtagh, John Sri, Ganaka Wijesundara
Team 2 – Ben Gelbart, Quinn Ward , Cole Lazar, Angel Roco, Vedant Patel

Mobile Robotics Technology

Ethan Kurtz, John Sridaoduan

Robotics: Urban Search & Rescue

Rafael Gevorkyan, David Kazaryan

Job Interview
Shannon Lamb

Courtesy Corp
Roxanne Perez, Brisa Amador , Kimberly Galindo, Vaidehi Zala

Shannon Lamb placed first and Smit Rajyaguru placed second in the Principles of Engineering Technology competition. Shannon will now advance to the National Competition in Louisville, Kentucky!

 

Ramon Roco placed second in the Related Technical Math competition. Ramon will also represent California in the National Competition in Louisville, Kentucky!


The winners with their medals.

SOCES Robotics and Engineering Team Are National Champions!


Sherman Oaks CES Robotics and Engineering Team Are National Champions

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The Sherman Oaks CES Engineering and Robotics team are the 2015 National Champions of the Doolittle Institute’s Mini-Urban Challenge which was held May 15th and 16th in Tampa, Florida. Sponsored by the Doolittle Institute, the Air Force Research Laboratory, John Deere and the Mini- Urban Challenge is a national event that challenges high school students to work on teams to design, build and program a robotic vehicle built from LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits that can accurately navigate autonomously through a model city. The competition is intended to expose students to the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). High schools from five regions across the U.S. including California, Florida, Ohio, Louisiana, and Washington D. C. competed and the first and second place winners from each region were invited to compete in the National Finals. Each team was judged on their technical presentation (30% of the cumulative score) and their autonomous course navigation (70% of their cumulative score).

SOCES had two teams in the national finals. Team 1 consisted of David Carrillo, Justin Chandra and Shannon Lamb. Team 2 consisted of Gabriel Valdes, Ray Sakanoue, Ramon Roco and Artful Rigan. They were supported by their teacher/coach David Hicks.

First place in both the presentation and the overall National Championship was awarded to Team 1. They received $2500 for their National Championship win and $500 for their overall best presentation.

Second place went to the team from Washington D.C. and third place went to the team from Miami, Florida.

SOCES Robotics

 SOCES Engineering Team 1 from left to right Justin Chandra, David Carrillo and Shannon Lamb.
SOCES 2
From left to right Ray Sakanoue Justin Chandra, David Carrillo, Gabriel Valdes, Ramon Roco, Shannon Lamb and seated in front Ariful Rigan.