Every year, the University of Arizona’s College of Engineering has a senior design day where interdisciplinary teams of four to six seniors collaborate on industry-sponsored projects as part of the Design Program. Seniors work for a year as a team to Explore, Design, and Test their solution. Teams can be awarded grants, scholarships, and other prizes for their ingenuity and products. It is a great place to show students how what they are doing in middle and high school translates to the university level.
This year, a MESA alum will be part of a team presenting their design of a Patient Isolation and Transportation System (P.I.T.S.). Peter Quach is an Amphitheater High School alum, class of 2013, who is studying electrical and computer engineering. The P.I.T.S. is a solution for transporting patients who are infected with diseases like Ebola to hospitals for treatment without exposing more people either through the air or fluids. More information can be found here: http://sdpm.arizona.edu/projects/project-public/upid/a56d3887d1a2cf6a8f8998135f563995