The mission of the La Cañada Engineering Club is to acquire and spread the knowledge and skills of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math by participating in national engineering competitions of all types, as well as inspiring and changing the culture by reaching out to the communities surrounding us through workshops, demonstrations After-School programs, LCF Engineering Appreciation Day and summer camps
Our club participates in multiple programs throughout the year. We start off during the fall with our FIRST Lego League program, mentoring 4 teams of kids aged 9 to 13 – one from PCY and LCE, as well as two from LCHS 7/8. We meet Tuesdays and Thursdays each week after school. Starting in January we compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition, where we build a 120 lbs robot over the course of 6 weeks. For this competition, we meet every weekday after school. In the Spring we compete in the Southern California Solar Cup.
This year we are also competing in the Solar Car challenge, where we build a car that runs solely on the sun. We take the car to Fort Worth, Texas in July and race from there to California over the course of multiple days. We meet every Monday for this competition.
If you wish to join, you can join our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/lacanadaengineering/ or speak with our adviser Mr. Zimmerman, located at Room 320.