Designing Technology So Everyone Can Work

It is amazing what some high school students from Concord High School are doing for a design and engineering project submission to the Source America Design Challenge. My son, Rowan, is part of the team and it is his voice narrating the video. He also got to learn how to fly a drone as part of the project!

The SourceAmerica Design Challenge is a national engineering competition aimed at creating innovative workplace technology for people with disabilities. There are two levels of the competition — high school and collegiate.

Student teams work with an individual with a disability through a nonprofit agency that employs people with disabilities. The goal is to invent a process, device, system or software that can enhance productivity or overcome workplace obstacles. Inventions are evaluated on their impact in the workplace.