If you ever wondered how to make the perfect balsawood glider, talk to Matthew Suzuki and Niravroh Laha. The Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy seniors had a hands down win at the CSU Long Beach MESA Day recently.

Those engineering chops will come in handy this fall. Niravroh will be attending UCLA to study Mechanical Aerospace. Matthew is still choosing between UCSB and UCSD, and intends to study Electrical Engineering.

We sat down with them to school us on the design, build and testing it took to make their gold medal plane.