Pushing Limits In Aviation Technology
Greenway students toured BETA’s innovation hub, where engineers apply their intellectual curiosity, passion for aviation, and commitment to sustainability toward a shared mission of revolutionizing electric aviation.
As Greenway students are gearing up to start their third project of the semester, BETA engineers encouraged them to work on designs outside of their comfort zone.
“The coolest thing you can imagine doing might not exist yet.”
~Chris Doyle, BETA engineer
Thanks to BETA for reminding Greenway’s students to practice pushing the limit on what’s possible!
Off The Grid Builders
Earthship owners John-David Grant and Lisa Moir guided Greenway’s students on a personalized tour of their sustainable residential building. They were thrilled to learn about Greenway’s focus on project based learning, with John-David noting he learns best by doing, a practice that resonated well with the students.
Creating Art From Plastic
Students visited the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center and explored an exhibition by Aurora Robson on the impacts of plastics on the environment and how these materials can be turned into beautiful art.
“My practice is a form of serious play driven by the widespread perception that plastic is disposable when it is precisely the opposite. Although plastic debris is an environmentally destructive material, it has vast potential in art applications. In my practice, I turn plastic into art, taking it out of the waste stream and turning its longevity into an asset.”
~ Aurora Robson
What’s Happening At Greenway This Week
Students began their third cross-curricular project by defining a sustainability challenge they’d like to explore. They are certainly aiming high! One group is tackling high heating costs for low income homeowners in Vermont, while another is attempting to make the EV charging experience more comparable to the conventional experience at gas stations.
“Since we’re not afraid to fail, we feel like we’re able to tackle these big problems.”
~Greenway student, Jazz
We look forward to seeing the creative solutions that can come out of an environment where students feel safe and supported in their design process.