Michigan Design Winter Challenge Student Finalists


Three of our WIMA students were chosen as finalists in the Michigan Design Winter Challenge! The following is more information about the challenge and a photo of the students and sponsoring teachers (media releases are on file for all three students). Thank you!

Today we would like to celebrate our wonderful Design Tech faculty and students. Esther Yoo and Sarafina Chea are our 8th grade finalists in the Michigan Design Winter Challenge for their Safe Ski Set Design and Misk Abdulwahab is our 7th grade finalist for her Heated Stroller Project. This is a state-wide competition and our students will have the opportunity for the following:

  • They are assigned a mentor
  • The students will get to visit the studio of their mentor industrial designer
  • They will get a mentoring session on his/her trade
  • Their mentor will sketch an interpretation of their design with his/her tools
  • A banner will be created of their design to display on awards night

Our students will be awarded on October 25th from 6-8pm at the U of M Museum of Art. We are so excited for the recognition of our students' hard work and innovation. Please join us to thank their teachers, Tammy Church and Melissa Strates, for their hard work, dedication and openness to opportunities for our students. Congratulations students and teachers!

(Pictured: Ms. Tammy Church, 8th grader Esther, 8th grader Sarafina, 7th grader Misk, and Ms. Melissa Strates)