Jonathan Parsons – 2016-2017

Floyd County

Jonathan Parsons – 2016-2017

Floyd County

Biography

Biomimicry Basics: Engineering from Nature

October 2016 Presentation:

We are surrounded daily by products and systems that were designed by engineers and modeled originally by nature.  By using biomimicry design in class students will work together to design and develop a unique product based on nature to serve as a practical solution to a problem or challenge.  Students will learn about the art of using biomimicry in design, then work in teams to develop a blueprint, patent proposal, and prototype model of their design using typical modeling materials and/or the 3D printers at our school media center. We will use grand funds to purchase drafting materials such as grid paper for blueprints, presentation notebooks for their patent proposals, and model magic and 3D printer filament for their prototype models.  Finally, students will prepare a presentation to present their marketable idea.  Their presentations and models will be on display for their peers, school visitors, and then again at our Academic Showcase. (with Cortney Flannery)

April 2017 – FIREsummit Presentation: