The results are in!


Eight California MESA students claimed second place in the National Engineering Design Competition


Both the middle and high school California state champion teams beat out teams from nine other states in building the best prosthetic arm.


California’s middle school team from Los Banos Junior High School are eighth graders Daniel Baerwaldt, Ernesto Castro and seventh graders Carol Garcia and Erick Lara.


The high school team representing California from Costa Mesa High School is made up of 11 graders Sarah Catania and Nancy Le and 12th graders Sylvia Catania and Keiser Ruiz.


Students put in countless hours during school and on the weekends to design, test, create and compete a functional robotic prosthetic arm on a budget under $40. This type of hands-on learning let’s students become creators, teammates and leaders in their schools and communities. 


Congrats to the winning teams on this huge accomplishment.