Engineers of the Future

More than 40 students from four schools in the Washington Elementary School District recently completed a 10-week program called Engineers of the Future, learning from volunteer mentors while they completed engineering and design projects.

On Monday, Dec. 16, the four groups presented their final projects at a science and engineering fair. Over the past few months, each group designed and built a miniature three-dimensional model of their ideal transit stop. The projects were judged by a panel, including Councilmember Thelda Williams and Vice Mayor Betty Guardado.

The judges could only crown one first-place team (Washington Elementary School), but all of the students gained valuable mentorship and STEM skills, thanks to their mentors from several of the valley’s top engineering firms.

To view a collection of photos from the event, visit the Valley Metro Flickr page.