SourceAmerica, which creates job opportunities for people with disabilities, announces the high school and college finalists in its Design Challenge, in which teams compete to design and build assistive workplace technology.
Five high school and three college teams will be advancing to the Design Challenge finals in Washington, DC, on April 6.
A media release from SourceAmerica lists the finalists, which are:
Concord High School (Wilmington, Delaware)
Organization served: Waggies by Maggie & Friends (Wilmington, Delaware)
Project: The Weigh Master
Copley High School – Team #1616 (Copley, Ohio)
Organization served: Weaver SecurShred (Akron, Ohio)
Project: The TRIPS device
Copley High School – Team #1617 (Copley, Ohio)
Organization served: Weaver Industries ProPak (Akron, Ohio)
Project: The Salt and Pepper Grinder Cap Assembling Device
Olathe East High School (Olathe, Kansas)
Organization served: Shawnee Mission Northwest High School (Shawnee, Kansas)
Project: The B.O.S. (Best Overall Solution)
Wethersfield High School (Wethersfield, Connecticut)
Organization served: CW Resources (New Britain, Connecticut)
Project: Flag 2.0
California State University Los Angeles
Organization served: FVO Solutions (Pasadena, California)
Project: The Lean Master
Lawrence Technological University (Southfield, Michigan)
Organization served: Services to Enhance Potential (Livonia, Michigan)
Project: The Spray Bottle Assembly Device
Ohio University (Athens, Ohio)
Organization served: SW Resources (Parkersburg, West Virginia)
Project: Say Yes to the Press
For more information about the finalists and the design challenge, visit SourceAmerica.
[Source(s): SourceAmerica, PRWeb]
It’s really cool to see people coming up with solutions to what many would consider mundane problems. I wonder how many of these projects might get picked up in the future by a company or something.
I just read that the 2017 Design Challenge finals are being held in Washington DC on April 7th. Is this event open to the public and if so can you send the details?