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Medway students receive Innovation Award in Mass STEM Hub Industry Challenge

Read the article from Wicked Local Medway about student winners of the recent Mass STEM Hub Online Industry Challenge for Project Lead The Way students.


MEDWAY — Four Medway High School students received an Innovation Award for their submission to a Mass STEM Hub challenge.

Sophomores Mather Williamson, Olivia Killman and Hallie Nisbet; and freshman Courtney Barefoot worked together to produce a blood pressure detector bracelet that was selected as the winner of the Innovation Award in the Principles of Biomedical Science challenge.

The group designed a bracelet that would vibrate when an individual’s blood pressure is out of the normal range, indicating that the individual needs to check their insulin level rather than waiting until the next meal or when dealing with a pump. The bracelet the team designed would resemble popular rubber bracelets so that it would be discrete and fashionable.

Medway’s Principles of Biomedical Science class participated in the Mass STEM Hub Industry Challenge for Principles of Biomedical Science and competed against students from across the state. The projects were done as part of the class curriculum and students worked on it as teams during class time for about a week and a half in December.

Three out of the five groups in the class submitted their projects to the challenge in February for consideration. Students’ projects were reviewed by industry professionals and they received valuable feedback. The award winners were announced in March.

“The students in our classes today are the people who will be creating life-changing technology in the future,” said science teacher Marcelle Foucre. “It’s amazing to see our students participate in the Mass STEM Hub challenge and take what they learned in the classroom to create an innovative piece of technology. I’m incredibly proud of all of our students’ hard work.“
As the challenge winners, Williamson, Killman, Nisbet and Barefoot each received a certificate, ribbon and a Rocketbook Everlast notebook.

Williamson, Killman, Nisbet and Barefoot were recognized for their achievement on a virtual call due to the school closure.

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