Longmont High engineering students tackling autonomous vehicle project

December 19, 2019, 10:17am  |  St Vrain Valley School District
By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer, Times-Call

Longmont High School teachers Joe Wach and LeRoy VanderVegt are always looking for projects to engage their engineering and computer science students and encourage them to keep going with more advanced classes.

“We have all these projects they do throughout the semester, but there wasn’t really anything to inspire students to go onto the next level,” Wach said. “We envisioned this big project they could continue to work on in the advanced classes. Students could be part of something much bigger.”

The big idea they settled on: Have students build an autonomous vehicle.