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Boston Children's Museum was thrilled to participate in the Future of Construction webinar, which was developed in collaboration with the Boston Public Schools, the City of Boston, and the United Way. Check out the webinar series and students' designs below! Many thanks to all of the Future of Construction presenters:

Autodesk

Boston Children's Museum

Boston Society for Architecture
EcoRise
MassRobotics
Suffolk Construction
Thompson Island Outward Bound
Timothy Smith Network

Do you have a solution to share for the Future of Construction design challenge? Submit your ideas through this link.



STEM Chat with Erin Khan from Suffolk

Listen to how Erin Khan from Suffolk Construction impacts the Future of Construction using new technologies to make the building process more efficient.

STEM Chat with Emily Dunne from Autodesk

Listen to how Emily Dunne from Autodesk impacts the Future of Construction by bringing together architecture and technology to help make better buildings.


STEM Chat with Brian Scott from Elkus Manfredi

Listen to how Brian Scott from Elkus Manfredi impacts the Future of Construction through architecture, answering questions about what it's like to be an architect and what skills you need to succeed.

Future of Construction Day 5, featuring Autodesk and United Way

Check out the recording from Day 5 of the Future of Construction, featuring Autodesk and United Way. Future of Construction is a webinar and design challenge for middle schoolers developed in collaboration with the Boston Public Schools, the City of Boston, and the United Way. Today's discussion is about who different products and spaces are designed for and what problems they are helping to solve.


Future of Construction Day 4, featuring Boston Children's Museum and Thompson Island Outward Bound

Check out the recording from Day 4 of the Future of Construction, a webinar and design challenge for middle schoolers developed in collaboration with the Boston Public Schools, the City of Boston, and the United Way. Today's topic: Designing for Resilience. This webinar features Boston Children's Museum's Director of STEAM Melissa Higgins as well as Thompson Island Outward Bound.

Future of Construction Webinar Day 3, featuring Boston Society of Architecture and EcoRise

Boston Children's Museum was thrilled to participate in the Future of Construction, a webinar and design challenge for middle schoolers developed in collaboration with the Boston Public Schools, the City of Boston, and the United Way. Check out the webinar recording from Day 3, featuring the Boston Society for Architecture and EcoRise.


Future of Construction Webinar Day 2, featuring MassRobotics

Boston Children's Museum was thrilled to participate in the Future of Construction, a webinar and design challenge for middle schoolers developed in collaboration with the Boston Public Schools, the City of Boston, and the United Way. Check out the webinar recording from Day 2, featuring MassRobotics.

Future of Construction Webinar Day 1, featuring Autodesk and Suffolk Construction

Boston Children's Museum was thrilled to participate in the Future of Construction, a webinar and design challenge for middle schoolers developed in collaboration with the Boston Public Schools, the City of Boston, and the United Way. Check out the webinar recording from Day 1, featuring Autodesk and Suffolk Construction.






    Submissions
    These designs are suggested to be used at Thompson Island, and the students wrote a short description of what they created.


    Bernard - This is a retaining wall to stop Thompson island from flooding.




    Chrichna - The challenge I chose was finding a way to dispose of their trash on Thompson island. The issue is that it's an island and since it's a school there are many bottles and trash everywhere. This is the design I made. This is what the inside of the design would look like. This design is about decomposing and having too much trash which was one of the problems that the Thompson Island had a problem with. So I made this device so when there's a lot of trash they could decompose it and help the soil of their island so they could plant crops to help reduce the problem that they have.




    Nathan - I chose the challenge from Thompson Island. I will be addressing the rising of the tides and flooding. This is a dam that will stop the water from flooding the Island and also filter it.




    Natalia - This 3D model is supposed to represent a filter for the Thompson Island flooding situation. The filter would take water from the ocean and turn it into clean water to drink. The filter would be a lot bigger than shown as design but I was not able to make it bigger than that. It would stop the flooding and redirect the water for use by people.




    Zaki - This is an example of a drainage system that can be placed under landscape to help collect the water for use in other areas of the island.



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