Faculty Advisor

Wilkes, John M.


America is doing a surprisingly poor job of teaching middle school science. This project evolved into the planning of an architectural contest. Participants will be asked to conceptualize a next generation science exhibit that simulates a lunar base circa 2069. This exhibit would link with the city of Worcester’s science curriculum, and draw upon visual assets from a cooperating network of other science exhibits. The project has involved managing the creation of the “program of specifications” for the architectural contest and getting co-sponsors to fund the effort. The proposed contest will begin in September 2013 with sponsorship from SHIFTboston and the AIAA, New England Chapter.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies