Building a functional model glider is difficult enough. Getting one that will, after takeoff, make a right turn at just the right degree and then land a specified distance from the launch area?

Aerodynamics is not for amateurs.

But it is promising – and humbling all at once – to know that dozens of East Bay high school students took on that challenge at the annual MESA Day at the Cal State East Bay campus on Saturday, March 23.

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