Family, friends, administrators and CTE partners joined Homer engineering students on May 24th to witness a year’s worth of creative problem solving. Five teams of Engineering Design and Development (EDD) students formally presented their process, research, and ultimate design solution to a problem they have worked on all year. Projects represented the students' interests and included a universal lid for containers, a breakaway binding for snowboards, a mobile heat shield for cars, a system to reduce time spent ironing clothes, and a hydraulic water elevator for water parks. EDD is the capstone course in Homer’s Project Lead the Way (PLTW) high school engineering program. It is an engineering research course in which students work in teams to design and develop an original solution to a valid open-ended technical problem by applying the engineering design process. The course applies and concurrently develops secondary level knowledge and skills in mathematics, science, and technology. This is the first cohort of students to reach the pinnacle of the PLTW engineering program in Homer.
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Engineering Students Present Solutions