Fire Protection Engineering Design Challenge

Fire Protection Engineering Design Challenge

The University of Maryland’s A. James Clark Engineering School, Department of Fire Protection Engineering, hosted a Design Challenge program . The college partners with local high school STEM classes to teach students about materials, fire protection, and fire suppression.The STEM students have been working for the past few months on the Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) Design Challenge and they competed with other high schools at the Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF) Lab in Beltsville, MD.

The student groups built a model and designed both detection and suppression systems to alert and put out the fires. MDSA had eight groups that participated to burn their structures and test the systems. The girls did a great job and a few groups had both successful detection and suppression systems! Alumna Kristin Steranka ‘11 was one of our mentors and was there today to support our girls.

Read more about the challenge here

The winning MDSA team in the FPE Design Challenge was comprised of seniors Sydney Daneman, Jennifer Kelleher, Enriqueta Espinosa, and Megan Quinn. Congrats, Sailors!

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