29 Apr Rancho RamJets excel at the International Real World Design Challenge Competition

Rancho High School’s Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) Team, RamJets competed in Washington D.C. over spring break and took 2nd place in nationals before qualifying for the international competition.

At the National Championships, Nevada’s Rancho High School RamJets made the stage for the International competition with the final four teams, two from the United States and two from China. This competition was held in front of a panel of Blue Ribbon Judges representing various professionals in government and industrial UAV applications.  The Rancho RamJets placed second to Guam followed by the two Chinese teams.

Each year, student teams are asked to address a challenge that confronts our nation’s leading industries. Students utilize professional engineering software to develop their solutions and will also generate presentations that convincingly demonstrate the value of their solutions. The RWDC provides students with opportunities to apply the lessons of the classroom to the technical problems that are being faced in the workplace.

Representing Rancho in Washington D.C. last week were Jhonathan Ascension Martinez, Gregory Balov-Madrid, Benjamin Ballin, Vaughn Guintu, Jorge Guzman Navarrete, Justin Hale, Pathan Hiranrak, and Catherine Umanzor-Barahona.