Thursday, April 21, 2016
Upper School science teacher Mike shared a project completed by the students in his "Engineering Principles and Practice" course, which is offered as a Science elective. Students used Google SketchUp, 3D modeling software, to design a space tackling the issue of urban sprawl. The example Mike shared featured a 100% self-sustainable, all-inclusive community space complete with apartments, underground parking, a restaurant, a gym, a pharmacy, and a clothing store. The building's highlights included solar panels as well as a geothermal system for heating and cooling.