Medway High School Junior Carter Pomponio Awarded Second Place by Mass STEM Hub for Affordable Housing Design ProjectAug 02, 2021 11:53AM ● By Chuck Tashjian
Medway High School Junior Carter Pomponio was awarded second place among all high school engineering projects submitted to the Mass STEM Hub Student Industry Connects. He was awarded with a certificate from Mass STEM Hub by science and engineering teacher Jon Jasinski on June 3. (Photo courtesy Medway Public Schools).
Pomponio, who is currently in the school’s Civil Engineering & Architecture class, submitted his Affordable Housing Design Project to the Student Industry Connects program in February. Pomponio’s project was recognized by STEM industry professionals and he was awarded second place among all high school engineering projects submitted for consideration.
He was presented with a certificate from Mass STEM Hub by Jasinski on June 3.
Pomponio’s project aims to design a home that can be built in a cost-effective manner and is affordable for the owner to maintain and support, as well as fit the “client’s” guidelines. His design includes sketches and renderings for all areas of a home, including the kitchen, bathroom, closets and hallways, staircases, windows and more. His design features several sustainable components including garden terraces, a Greywater Reusable System, solar panels and floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as standard needs such as plumbing and electrical. The design also considers accessibility and other code requirements.
Pomponio also incorporated a tiny house design concept built with standard-sized shipping containers.
“Carter is exceptionally bright and hardworking. He seeks challenges and works hard to think critically and creatively problem-solve his way through them,” Jasinski said. “Carter went above and beyond with his project by incorporating the tiny house design and use of shipping containers, which was an added challenge he rose to meet. His final product is exceptional and I am very pleased to see his work recognized.”
For his work, Pomponio received an Amazon gift card. His project was among nine project portfolios submitted by Medway students to the Mass STEM Hub Student Industry Connects this spring.