MEDWAY — Principal Dr. John Murray is pleased to share that two Medway High School students received an Innovation Award for their submissions to a MassSTEM Hub challenge.
Sophomore Ian Khoo and freshman Nora Sullivan worked together to produce a reverse engineered Otterbox iPhone 7 case that was selected as the winner of the Innovation award in the Intro to Engineering and Design challenge (IED).
Khoo and Sullivan’s reversed engineered Otterbox project was recognized by industry professionals for their creative approach to innovatively tackle the Mass STEM Hub challenge.
In the Intro to Engineering and Design course, students participated in the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Online Industry Challenges organized by Mass STEM Hub for high school students. The project challenged students to engage in the process of investigating and understanding how a product works and why it is designed the way it is. To do so, students were required to conduct a visual analysis of the design principles and elements, a functional analysis of how the product works and a structural analysis of how the product is dismantled and put together again.
Students’ projects were reviewed by industry professionals and they received valuable feedback.
A total of 13 teams in Medway’s Introduction to Engineering Design class completed a reverse engineered project. Eight of those teams submitted a project for consideration in the challenge. A total of 31 projects were submitted into the challenge statewide.
“A part of our curriculum is teaching our students how to critically think, communicate clearly and collaborate effectively in order to creatively solve problems through the application of the engineering design process,” said engineering and physics teacher Jon Jasinski. “I’m incredibly proud of all of our students’ hard work in the Introduction to Engineering Design class and of those who submitted projects to the challenge. Each and every one of them deserves a round of applause.”
As the challenge Innovation winners, Khoo and Sullivan each received a certificate and a Rocketbook Smart Notebook.
Khoo and Sullivan were recognized for their achievements at school on Friday, Feb. 14.