Engineering Leadership:
Arduino Garden

Finger Lakes Youth Climate Summit

Fall 2019

As the president of the HWS Engineering Club, I lead a group of 12-16 students to build a small garden that waters, monitors, and lights itself. This project was primarily a learning project for the other students involved, and was primarily an exercise in leadership, budgeting, and project management for me.

The students learned how to build circuits, code an Arduino to control those circuits, design parts in CAD for fluid flow, and assemble everything together after working in separate teams.

I then presented the project at the Youth Climate Conference local to HWS. The project was used to showcase how engineering can help with environmental problems such as water conservation, and to help give high school students an idea of what engineering looks like.