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Medway students earn award in Mass STEM challenge

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Medway students earn award in Mass STEM challenge

MEDWAY — Four Medway High School students have received a Design Thinking Award for their submission to the Mass STEM Hub Online Industry Challenge.

As a part of the Medway High School Civil Engineering and Architecture class, juniors Ian Khoo and Pedro Andre Tose, and sophomores Mark Murphy and Nora Sullivan, all worked together to produce their President’s Cabin Design Charrette presentation, and were selected as the winners of the Design Thinking Award.

The President’s Cabin Design Charrette was recognized by industry professionals for the team’s creative approach in conducting a charrette to repurpose a fictional 18th-century farmhouse once owned by a U.S. president.

“All the efforts you put in creating the concept, draft and critical thinking supporting it already exceed the expectation,”one professional reviewing the project said.

A design charrette is a brainstorming method used during the planning stages of a structure, building, community or related project. A charrette includes an intensive workshop during which experts are brought together to address a particular design issue or flaw.

Students were presented with a choice of a few scenarios and the teams of students assumed the roles of stakeholders, researched their roles and represented their interests in meetings with their team. At the end, they presented their designs to the class.


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