Upper St. Clair and South Fayette STEAM Students Team-Up to Solve Real-World Problems
Students enrolled in the Upper St. Clair High School STEAM Design Lab course have been working alongside students from the South Fayette High School Innovation Studio to solve real world problems using Human Centered Design methods. Each school has spent time solving issues within their school buildings as well as problems solicited from the community-at-large.
STEAM is an acronym that stands for the study and application of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.
The final phases of the courses have the classes working with industry partners to solve real industry challenges that need addressed within those companies. The students have been working with All Clad Metalcrafters on a variety of problems since December and will be presenting their solutions to the All Clad executives and engineers on Friday, February 26, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Southpointe. The presentations will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 1:00 p.m.
Among other things, the student/consulting teams have been asked to find ways to diversify and expand the All Clad brand, develop systems for automating labor intensive processes, streamline inventory tracking, and explore alternative packaging options.
Participants in the STEAM project in partnership with All Clad Metalcrafters include USCHS students (left to right/top row) AJ Carroll, Andrew Berlin, Barrett Wyland , Pramod Narayanan, Michael Smith, Steven Fontanella, Turner Queen; (bottom row) Ashley Venturini, Alison Geisler, Riley Kelly, Amanda Bradley, and Maura Flaherty.
Not pictured: Ethan Bowman & Dawson Davis
To view additional pictures of the STEAM students and their work, click here.