Wednesday, September 26, 2018

“For the first time in its 52-year history the Rotary Club of San Jose East/Evergreen is focused on creating an annual self-driving race car (SDRC) competition for high school students.

Championed by president-elect Harbinder Sikka, our club brought cutting-edge autonomous vehicle high technology to students in the East Side Union High School District (ESUHSD). The majority of ESUHSD students belong to an economically disadvantaged family and represent demographics under-represented in the technology workforce. This initiative will provide exposure to career options in high technology. Students will utilize this new technology in a fun and engaging manner through a self-driving race car competition.
Our club, with funding assistance from the San Jose East Endowment Fund, donated six SDRC kits to Silver Creek High School. Through the diligent efforts of Harbinder Sikka and our past president, Nick Leon and Silver Creek High School adviser Mr. Imani Butler, the Silver Creek SDRC club had 24 students sign-up within the first two weeks. The club meets every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. President-Elect Harbinder Sikka will be meeting with Mount Pleasant High School’s club advisers to set up a second club next week.”