Brookwood’s 3D Design Problem Bank has been chosen as a Finalist to win one of 25 $10,000 InfyMaker Awards offered by the Infosys corporation. This foundation is built around the mission of “Inspiring children, young adults, and educators to become creators of technology” and awards grants and sponsors “a variety of Computer Science education and Maker initiatives to benefit students and teachers” toward that end.
Instituted in 2014 by Brookwood School Innovation Coordinator Rich Lehrer the 3D Design Problem Bank offers real life designing and problem solving opportunities for students to create solutions for needs in the community.
Rich explains, “In this approach, people from our school community post problems in need of a designed solution to a dedicated website and students enter into a relationship with problem posters to iterate functional solutions, becoming inventors and engineers who gain deep experience in creating actual solutions to authentic problems along the way.”
A panel of judges assesses the InfyMaker entries, but 10% of the final score for each of the 52 Finalists comes from a public vote. Anyone with a Facebook account can submit one vote per day for his or her favorite entry between now and April 24. To support Brookwood go to http://www.infymakers.com/finalists2017/ and vote.