The Greengate School Dyslexia Project, developed by a team of senior mechanical/aerospace engineering students from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and funded by WID-TVC, was recently featured at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Southeast Student Professional Development Conference.

The conference, titled “Geared for Success”, was held March 11-12 at Georgia Tech University and provided networking and professional development opportunities through presentations from academia and industry professionals, a career fair, and student competitions.

UAH student design team member Matthew Calahan participated in the Old Guard Technical Poster Competition to present the local 3-D STEM dyslexia project. The competition allows students to create a visual related to the field of Mechanical Engineering. Calahan’s poster was titled “An Engineering Solution to Expand Dyslexia Awareness”.

The poster presented the objectives, approaches, results, and conclusions of the project presented to the Greengate School in Huntsville. The project allowed the team of UAH mechanical/aerospace engineering students to design and fabricate a multisensory educational dyslexia awareness system for the school by utilizing NASA’s Systems Engineering Handbook and methodologies during the year-long design process.