Southport High School is participating in the GK-12 program. A scientist visits the PLTW classroom twice a week. Luis Palacio, a Physics PhD student at IUPUI, designed an activity for the Introduction to Engineering class in which the students proposed an improvement to an existing product. One student, a sophomore, designed a combination smartphone-watch. This project was completed last semester.
Apple and other companies recently revealed their intention to produce and market combination smartphone-watches. This photo shows the student’s work (left) with the potential Apple product (right). Project Lead the Way students at SHS are truly at the cutting edge.
This was presented at the 1st International Teacher-Scientist Partnership Conference on February 13, 2013 in Boston, MA (http://itspconference.org/).