By Shawn Bertucio and Frank Notaro
The Wethersfield High School Design Team also known as the JETS team is ready to begin another year. Every year the Design team works to build a device to help people with disabilities.
Last year the team built the Functional Label Application Guide(FLAG) 2.0. The FLAG was a device designed to help Nasheema, who is an employee at CW Resources in New Britain and also has retinopathy of prematurity, place labels on an envelope. The FLAG and Nasheema made it to Washington D.C. last year and got 5th Place. This year the team hopes to make it back to D.C. and get to first place.
Sophomore, Matthew Stearns says, “I hope that this year will be an exciting year and we will design a new innovating device to help someone with a disability.”
The Wethersfield High School Design Team has earned multiple 1st place awards for their devices. The competition not only requires a prototype to be built that works, but also requires an extensive paper and a short video that explains how the prototype works.
The club meets on Thursdays at 7 p.m in room 24 with Mr. Sikora. If you have any questions feel free to ask Mr. Sikora.