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Lexi S

- Research Program Mentor

Industry expert


Mechanical Engineering, Sustainability Projects, Hydropincs/A

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Designing a Hydroponics System

In this project, you will research and choose the type of hydroponics system (aquaponics, aeroponics, traditional, etc) that is the best fit for the environment and circumstances of your choosing. You will determine the constraints and calculate flow rates, timing, nutrition, and discover the best types of plants to grow that will give you a certain yield. With your calculations you can design the system in a 3D modelling platform like AutoCAD, SolidWorks, or NX (and maybe even build it for your home!). Create a system that can provide food for communities year-round!

Compost Design

Research the different methods in composting food waste and create the fasted and easiest method that is appealing to homeowners and schools. Build a compost bin in a 3D modelling platform, then in your home/school, and finally test your ideas.

Coding skills


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