Students Shine at the 3rd Annual Linked Learning Showcase

Students Shine at the 3rd Annual Linked Learning Showcase

This week, parents, educators, policy and corporate leaders came together to cheer on students at the third annual Linked Learning Showcase at the Esteban Torres High School. 40 students from Antelope Valley, Pasadena, and Los Angeles Unified School Districts entered their research projects to compete for the Audience Choice Award.

UWGLA Student Presentation

Corporate and community leaders from all over the County participated in voting for their favorite project. The Linked Learning Audience Choice Award Winners were the students from ESET at Carson High School, Los Angeles, for their project “Bright Ideas: Engineering Environmental Innovation.”


Thank you to the evening’s speakers for setting a great example and demonstrating our shared commitment to Linked Learning initiatives across the County.

United Way of Greater Los Angeles President and CEO, Elise Buik, highlighted the significant role Linked Learning plays in a student’s future, emphasizing the important connection between academics and work-based learning opportunities. Linked Learning student, Marlon recalled his experiences during his internship at Fox Studios and is now pursuing a career in film.

UWGLA Linked Learning Podium

Dennis Arriola, President and CEO of SoCalGas, and Chair of the Linked Learning Executive Champions Group, rallied companies to get involved, and led by example, committing to host five student interns this summer. LAUSD Board Member and Linked Learning Champion Mónica García cheered on the achievements of the students and called for business leaders to host interns, with resounding applause from the crowd.

UWGLA Monica Garcia

By the end of the night, 14 companies committed to hosting over 30 Linked Learning summer interns.

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Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the showcase!

Check out all the great student projects below:

1. LAMPE Academy, Lancaster High School—Antelope Valley—“High Speed Rail Bridge Project”
2. Community Health Advocates School, Hawkins High School—Los Angeles—“What’s Bothering Holden?”
3. Community Health Advocates School, Hawkins High School—Los Angeles—“Rebuild Healthy LA”
4. STEM Academy of Hollywood, Bernstein High School—Los Angeles—“Desperately Seeking John Doe”
5. STEM Academy of Hollywood, Bernstein High School—Los Angeles—“Classical vs Death Metal”
6. ESET, Carson High School—Los Angeles—“Bright Ideas: Engineering Environmental Innovation”
7. School of Business & Tourism, Contreras Learning Complex—Los Angeles—“ Community Cruise”
8. New Media Academy, Hollywood High School—Los Angeles—“Unified American Experience Documentary Project”
9. Academy of Environmental & Social Policy, Lincoln High School—Los Angeles—“Environmental Impact Reports”
10. School for Visual Arts & Humanities, RFK Community Schools—Los Angeles—“The Story Behind the Story”
11. STEAM Academy, Roosevelt High School—Los Angeles—“Women in STEAM”
12. Health Careers Academy, Blair High School—Pasadena—“The Future of Genetics”

A special thank you to the companies who came out to support Linked Learning: ACCO Engineered Systems, AltaMed Health Services, Autozone, Bobrick, Citi, City National Bank, Cohen Media Group, Deloitte, Enterprise Holdings, Farmers Insurance, Fox, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Open Perspective Media, Republic Services, Sedgwick, SoCalGas, Spectrolab (A Boeing Company), Syska Hennessy Group, Target, UPS, and Warner Brothers.


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  • commented 2017-06-09 04:00:20 -0700
    It is a proud moment for the professors and the institution itself that the students shine internationally. They have done absolutely a great job. I appreciate it and suggest for one who has lack of concentration and knowledge to research. Students must be provided with such opportunities to develop themselves and to estimate how far they can go with their capabilities.
  • commented 2016-03-11 07:51:40 -0800
    This sort of leadership on the part of UWGLA demonstrates belief in our youth and their abilities to contribute to community, society and ultimately the world at large. Congratulations on another spectacular evening. Keep up the good work and I look forward to attending the Fourth Annual Linked Learning Showcase.