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‘Mission: Engineering’ Accomplished

by Diane Ainsworth
'Mission: Engineering' Accomplished
Darin Gray, left, works with Eduardo Artaza of the 32nd Street/MaST High School.

Twenty-four high school sophomores and juniors with above-average grades in math and science were introduced to the world of engineering this summer, building everything from balsawood bridges to robotic arms, as part of a new USC Viterbi School Pre-College Program called “Mission: Engineering.”

The two-week summer camp, the first part of a three-year program of educational enrichment activities made possible by a grant from the Toyota USA Foundation, was designed to give students from underserved communities hands-on experience in a variety of engineering disciplines while building their critical thinking skills and self-esteem.

Photo/Diane Ainsworth

‘Mission: Engineering’ Accomplished

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