Inaugural Engineering Design Challenge Teams from Ten Local High Schools
November 2011 – Miami Project to Cure Paralysis President Marc Buoniconti recently hosted teams from 10 local high school engineering and technology teams who will work throughout the school year with The Miami Project to design and build a prototype of an assistive medical device for individuals in wheelchairs. The students will collaborate with people confined to wheelchairs to ascertain what assistive devices they might want or need to help make their daily activities easier. The students will work with their school teams to develop a design to be presented to a design review committee. After passing the design review, each team will be given a grant for $500 to build a working prototype to be presented at the 2012 STEM TECH Olympiad, which will take place in the spring of 2012 in Miami Beach.
Participating schools include: Ransom Everglades School, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, Christopher Columbus High School, Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, Miami Lakes Educational Center, Miami Northwestern High School, Miami Coral Park High, MAST Academy, iPREP Academy and Gulliver Preparatory School is the mentoring school for this project.