Congratulations to Cumberland High School, winners of Sydney Metro’s 2019 Metro Minds STEAM Challenge.
Year 9 and 10 students had to come up with a solution to an opportunity or a challenge that could face a railway like Sydney Metro.
They took on real project roles, employed the design thinking process, and worked with Sydney Metro ambassadors to refine their ideas.
The challenge was undertaken by 22 teams from seven schools. Finalist teams were shortlisted and invited to the finals event where they pitched their ideas to an audience of parents, teachers and a judging panel.
The winning team from Cumberland High School presented the concept of "Jump Smart Sensors" to identify track faults and people inside the rail corridor; the team in second place, Sefton High School, devised a way to complement existing wayfinding aids to help customers moving through stations and between modes of transport.
The student teams produced a concept brief, video pitch and design of their innovation, then presented them to Sydney Metro.
For more information on the Sydney Metro education program visit: sydneymetro.info/sydney-metro-school-competitions