29 Mar For tomorrow’s engineers, cooler heads prevail
You wouldn’t call Taylor Bonnesen a hothead. But when this Pleasant Hill High School senior walked into Dr. Paul Rutherford’s Engineering Design & Development class at Summit Tech Academy last August, the sweltering heat of football practice was fresh in his mind.
So when “Doc” Rutherford started talking about engineering a product or process that could solve a real world problem, this wide receiver/outside linebacker, and his classmate Dylan Smith, put their heads together and defined a problem they knew first hand. When playing sports your head can become overheated in your helmet. That’s how the Cooling Helmet became one of the 2013 Capstone projects to be displayed at Project Lead The Way Kansas City’s Senior Showcase, April 18, 2013, 9-11 a.m. at Union Station