Students Create Solutions in First Design-A-Thon

High School Students Create Real-World Solutions in Engineer Your World’s First Design-A-Thon

MAY 15, 2018

On a Saturday in April, more than 50 high school students in the Houston area came together in small, multi-school teams to apply the engineering tools and techniques they learned in their Engineer Your World courses, developed by Texas Engineering faculty. The challenge for the one-day Solve it by Sunset Design-A-Thon was to create a product that prevents or mitigates flood damage to residential houses in Houston.

Over the course of the day, each team developed a technical report, a business plan and scale-models of their solutions. The event highlighted entrepreneurship, design thinking and societal impact, in addition to team building and leadership development. Two students were recognized with “Master Team Builder” awards — Katriel Cole from Logos Preparatory Academy and Luvai Khambaty from Cypress Lakes High School. …Continue Reading