Contact Information: Mary Mitros 630.407.6706
Friday, February 15, 2019
DuPage County and SCARCE Hosting 13th Annual Sustainable Design Challenge for Local High Schools
County and SCARCE are now accepting project proposals from local high school
students for the 13th annual Sustainable Design Challenge. Scheduled
for April 16, the Sustainable Design Challenge encourages students to construct
building and landscape models using environmental and water-friendly design
look forward to hosting this event each year at the County,” said DuPage County
Stormwater Management Committee Chairman Jim Zay. “Seeing the innovative building
designs developed by high school students is really inspiring, and I have no
doubt the students will implement some of these designs in the future.”
addition to inspiring students to explore careers in urban planning,
architecture and engineering, the competition promotes environmental and
stormwater education within Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
(STEM) curriculum in local high schools.
SCARCE Founder and Executive
Director Kay McKeen emphasizes the importance of hands-on STEM education.
“STEM education in schools has
advanced by leaps and bounds over the years,” said McKeen. “However, the real
life experience offered by the competition is so beneficial for the students because
it gets them excited about pursuing these subjects in college and beyond.”
DuPage County high schools are encouraged to participate. Frequent competitors
include students from Wheaton Warrenville South (Wheaton), Wheaton
North, Naperville North, Glenbard South (Glen Ellyn), Glenbard East (Lombard),
Addison Trail, College Preparatory School of America (Lombard), Neuqua Valley
(Naperville), York High School (Elmhurst), Willowbrook (Villa Park), Downers
Grove North, Downers Grove South, Hinsdale Central, Hinsdale South (Darien) and
Lake Park (Roselle) high schools.
will be open through April 3. For information on participating in this
year’s challenge, visit https://www.scarce.org/event/2019-sustainable-design-challenge/.
projects will be on display to the public at DuPage County’s JTK Administration
Building (421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton) on Tuesday, April 16 from 9 to 11