KO students take a bite out of the EIC
A select group of students instructed by Mr. Oestreich are taking part in an event held by the Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh to create an inventive, healthy food option for workers and students.
The competition calls for certain requirements to be met, including a unique title, an appealing brand, fresh ingredients, and a specific shelf life.
The students attended field trips at the EIC and received a tour of the hub’s spectacular educational offers, as well as insight to their future endeavours. The heads of the EIC held a panel to discuss with the students their requirements for the event, and receive feedback from the groups participating.
After collecting the information for the project, the students began working on prototypes for the product, and even made surveys available to better understand the demographics of their consumers.
The group will present their final output to the EIC on Wednesday, the 26th, and if the heads find the product appealing, there is a chance that they will sell it to employees at the center or use it for different catering companies through the EIC.
Last year, the EIC used aspects of the students’ outdoor design project in their actual courtyard, so the students have hopeful expectations that their healthy food option could be eaten by paying customers within the next year.