York 7

York 7: MimicMe

Why do we mimic nature to inspire inventions? How can nature-inspired design improve our future?  Students and teachers will be investigating the field of biomimicry, in which scientists look to the natural world with the intention of learning from and then emulating natural forms, processes, and ecosystems to create more sustainable designs.  We will work with local and regional design experts who are following nature's examples, and who might share their expertise with us.  Student teams will follow the design process and will be assessed on how they address its challenges.  Who knows what amazing ideas our student design teams will propose?