Olsen ’17 and Greenstein ’17 Selected as Semifinalist in the Future Engineers Competition

Olsen ’17 and Greenstein ’17 Selected as Semifinalist in the Future Engineers Competition

March 1, 2017 –The Seattle Academy Winter Innovations-Prototyping course with David Pynchon offers Upper School students a chance to tackle both real-world and hypothetical problems by utilizing hands-on design and engineering skills. These skills are cultivated throughout the term as students engage in weekly interactive challenges as well as long-term projects that encourage teamwork and thinking outside of the box. Course curriculum focuses on building with the intent of testing, iterating, and coming to a final product using a variety of existing design frames and processes.

As the course aims to bring together the worlds of humanities and STEM, students will utilize tools such as 3D printers to complete design and prototyping projects while working on becoming better writers and speakers by drafting proposals and delivering pitches.

Recently, Army Olsen ’17 and Lewis Greenstein ’17 put their 3D modeling and CAD software skills to the test by entering the Future Engineers/NASA Mars Medical competition. The challenge was to create a medical 3D digital object an astronaut can use to maintain physical health on a 3-year journey to Mars.

Read more about both students submitted project designs below:
Contest Rules
Design Guidelines


Seattle Academy Student Submissions
Lewis Greenstein ’17 – Dual IV/Syringe Pump


Army Olson ’17 – Otoscope

Congratulation to Army and Lewis for being selected as semifinalists!