PRLog - May 12, 2014 - SAN GABRIEL, Calif. -- Several Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) students have been selected to participate in exciting summer internship programs, sponsored by the Boeing Company and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), that will have them working under the direction of engineers and scientists.
Bosco Tech Boeing & JPL interns
The internship programs will provide the high school juniors with a rare hands-on experience while increasing their exposure to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professions. The students were selected to participate based on high academic standing, strong communication skills, and excellent problem solving abilities. Each was selected after a rigorous screening process.
The Bosco Tech students who will intern with Boeing are Diego Arias, Augustine Au, Aidan Calvet, George Hernandez, Jonathan Kaneshiro, and Tomas Zazueta. Under the guidance of engineer mentors, the seven-week program will offer students exposure to a variety of aerospace engineering careers such as spacecraft systems engineering and antenna mechanical systems and design. They will also have the chance to participate in team-building training sessions and present a project to Boeing engineers. The internship will be conducted at the defense and aerospace contractor’s El Segundo satellite division.
The JPL interns, Ian Dominguez and Joseph Felix, will work in the La Canada Flintridge lab’s electrical and computer engineering systems department for nine weeks. Both are currently enrolled in Bosco Tech’s Computer Science and Electrical Engineering technology program.
“We’re extremely proud of these young men and know they will make the most of their opportunities this summer,” said Bosco Tech Principal Xavier Jimenez. “These internship experiences will expose the students to the diverse technology and science-driven professional paths available. The internships will work in concert with Bosco Tech’s unique STEM-focused program and will be impressive additions to our students’ university applications. We’re very grateful to JPL and Boeing for partnering with us.”
Bosco Tech is an all-male Catholic high school that combines rigorous college-preparatory and innovative technological education. The STEM curriculum allows students to exceed university admission requirements while completing extensive integrated coursework in one of several applied science and engineering programs. For more information about Bosco Tech, call (626) 940-2000 or visit www.boscotech.edu.