Solving All of the Problems, Dumpster Style

High school students in Skillpoint Alliance’s Velocity program applied problem-based learning to create Dumpster Project-inspired solutions. Skillpoint’s Velocity program provides hands-on training to STEM students who tackle real-world problems for their business or nonprofit clients. Students form consulting “companies” who research and design their client’s projects, complete a business and financial plan, and prototype or pilot implementation. Students at Del Valle High School and Manor High School took on two very different Dumpster Project challenges.

Manor High School students incorporated two different Dumpster challenges into a comprehensive water-energy plan during their spring Velocity Capstone program. Students researched current and future water and energy needs then incorporated a combination of approaches to model a net zero dumpster home. One of their design parameters was portability, so the students included portable grey water treatment and even r… Read More

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