From Tuesday, July 19 through Friday, July 22 Vaughn students and faculty gathered in San Jose, Costa Rica for the Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI) 2016 International Conference. During the conference, student papers and research posters were submitted in hopes of winning first place and sharing their research information.

A total of 45 posters were submitted for the LACCEI 2016 competition, including the poster entitled “Engineering a Universal Hex Key to Optimize Work Efficiency” by Bobby Tang ’17 and Nicholas Kumia ’16 and “Use of Bio-Composites for a Milling Machine Table” by Jonathan Shakhmoroff ’15 and Damian Gaona ’15. Concluding the day’s activities, Vaughn students Alex Uquillas ’16 and Kent Oqisu’s ’16 won second place for their research poster “Innovative Robotic Designs for VEX U Challenge-Nothing But Net”.