On January 10, Bullitt Central Engineering Capstone students presented a project they’ve been working on with General Electric Appliances to the Shepherdsville City Council. The project aims to assist the community parks with increasing accessibility for individuals with different types of mobility issues.
“They have worked on determining solutions to problems found in the different parks in Shepherdsville, which could eventually be applied to the rest of the county,” says instructor Mr. Connors. “Their projects are of their own design and ideas with assistance from engineers at GE Appliances.”
The students presented their project plans, project needs, and the next steps to the Shepherdsville City Council. Next, they will be building small-scale models to test for any necessary adjustments before they build full-scale models to have them implemented in the parks.
“They put in a great deal of effort and stood before the City Council with confidence, in spite of their young age and lack of experience speaking to the public at large,” adds Mr. Connors. “I know how difficult it can be just to speak in front of our own peers as adults, and these students professionally went before people they did not know and made Bullitt Central proud.”
The students involved include: