Recently, students in the Butler Tech Engineering Capstone Class at Lakota East created and designed projects that address real-world needs. Students utilized learned skills, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking in the year-long project. The purpose of the capstone showcase was to explain to their peers and adults the how, what, and why of the project. Students also used the showcase to solicit feedback and advice from peers, teachers, and advisory team members.
Dani Thorner, Ashley Fohl, Lucy Laude, and Courtney Henson are working on an interactive animatronic device to be housed in children’s hospitals or similar facilities. The intention is to make patients feel more at ease in what is often a scary and intimidating environment.
Brandon Moore, Connor Miranda, Todd Hummer, Ilyas Malik, Anthony Walsh, and Jack Nomina are developing a hydroponic system that can be used almost anywhere, inside, outside, limited or open space. The purpose is to bring practical solutions to food insecurity issues.