Nine students in Homer High School’s Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program presented their final Engineering Design and Development class projects to family, friends and staff members last week.
The Engineering Design and Development class serves as a capstone for the PLTW program, presenting students with the opportunity to use knowledge and skills gained in previous courses to solve real-world problems. Teams of students use the engineering design process to research and develop a unique and original solution to a technical problem. This year, groups worked on a high-efficiency car window defroster, a portable reel for safe boat towing, an ice cube tray designed to make ice cube removal easier, and a military combat glove to keep soldiers’ hands warm in wintry conditions.
During the June 5 presentations, groups displayed prototypes, discussed the process of developing their products, and addressed the successes and challenges that occurred during the school year. Each team also identified different ways to improve and move forward with their products in order to bring them to market.
We congratulate our PLTW students on their hard work and can’t wait to see what problems they solve in the future!