Niskayuna high schoolers put a STEM twist on problem-solving

June 15, 2018 06:08 PM

NISKAYUNA - Whoever said "to every problem, there is a solution" may have had the seniors in Rich Desimony's research and development class in mind. Their assignment: to come up with a problem, then 185 days later create a solution.

Ideas included a mechanism to allow someone with visual impairments the ability to adapt to changing prices at the laundromat.


Another idea was a wheelchair that alerts its operator if something is in its way.

For surgeons having trouble extracting debris from an eyelid to someone at home looking to switch out their lawnmower’s gas motor for an electric one without breaking a sweat, these students have the answer.


Karen Tararache

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