Bosco Tech Student's Idea Sparks Potential Cost Savings for International Aerospace Company

High School Senior Spotted Cost Savings Potential While Interning at the Corporation

Published : Friday, December 16, 2016 | 12:08 PM

Left to right: Xavier Jimenez (Bosco Tech president), Jim Curiel (Bosco Tech Materials Science Engineering & Technology chairman), Pat Sandoval (Boeing--BDS-Satellite Systems-Engineering Resources), Jacob Lovi, Robert Stefan, Jr. (Chief Engineer for Boeing Test and Evaluation), Manuel Franco (Bosco Tech Board of Trustees Chairman)

Bosco Tech senior Jacob Lovi

A senior high school student at Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) who interned at The Boeing Company this past summer developed an idea that has the potential to save costs in the factory.

Jacob Lovi originally mentioned his concept to a test and evaluation engineer involved in the summer internship. That engineer stated “Jacob presented the material in a very clear manner, explained the potential benefit of the change, and approximately how much it would cost to implement. Although his numbers were preliminary, the thought process helped identify potential savings.” The engineer came to Bosco Tech on Dec. 15 to present Lovi with a certificate of appreciation from the internship program.

“We’re extremely proud of Jacob,” said Bosco Tech President Xavier Jimenez. “Not only does he epitomize the 21st century skills that are instilled in all Bosco Tech students–resourcefulness, problem solving strategies, and technological competency–but he was able to use those skills to identify and clearly present to his internship mentor a new, more efficient approach to a complex process.”

Boeing's representatives with Bosco Tech senior Jacob Lovi. Left to right: Pat Sandoval (BDS-Satellite Systems-Engineering Resources), Jacob Lovi, Robert Stefan, Jr. (Chief Engineer for Boeing Test and Evaluation)

Through Bosco Tech’s unique curriculum, students major in one of five STEM programs; Lovi is currently studying Materials Science, Engineering and Technology (MSET). After graduation, he plans to major in materials engineering at the university level. While in high school, he has served as junior and senior class president, YMCA camp counselor, and a youth ministry leader at his church.

Celebrating its sixty second year, Bosco Tech is an all-male Catholic high school that combines a rigorous college-preparatory program with a technology-focused education. The innovative STEM curriculum allows students to exceed university admission requirements while completing extensive integrated coursework in one of five applied science and engineering fields. Each year for the past several years, one hundred percent of the graduating class has earned college acceptances. Visit www.boscotech.edu for more information.

According to Niche.com, Bosco Tech ranks in the top three of all-boys schools in the Los Angeles metro area and among the top 100 all-boys high schools in America. Founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students as CollegeProwler.com, Niche provides reviews from everyday experts on neighborhoods, colleges, and K-12 schools to provide students, families and professionals with insight into important life decisions.

 

 

 

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