MAHS Invention Lab Students Tackle Project for Pittsburgh International Airport

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The high school Invention Lab class partnered with the Pittsburgh International Airport this semester to develop possible improvements to the new landside terminal currently being constructed.  The Invention Lab class is part of the high school’s Technology Education program, and it replicates an engineering consulting firm.  The only prerequisite for a high school student’s participation in this class is for them to have previously taken Honors Engineering Design 1.  In the past, FedEx, Pittsburgh Energy Innovation Center, and Premier/USA Pan have worked directly with the class. 

 

This semester, the Allegheny County Airport Authority proposed the problem of improving the customer experience getting to and through the TSA checkpoint.  Students used various methods of research and development including Human Center Design methods, industry research, and stakeholder surveys.  The students developed proposals that included multiple ideas, 3-D graphical representations, and scaled prototype models.  On May 23rd, the students presented their ideas to members of the Airport Authority and the Transportation Safety Administration at the X-Bridge in Terminal B at the airport.  When the new landside terminal opens in 2025, some elements inside may have been designed by our own Moon High engineering students!

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