Ideas for Projects

I’ll post ideas here whenever I find them.  Everything is open for inquiry, iteration, and implementation.

Keep in mind:

The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals


NASA is looking for ways to clean up space junk.

The U.S. government tracks tens of thousands of pieces of space junk, including derelict satellites and large pieces of orbital debris. But smaller pieces can be lethal to astronauts and inflict major damage to satellites, too. (NASA)

Philly Parking Day

Designing for social impact…and fun.





Can We Stop Food Waste?

Why are things the way they are?  How can we make them better?’

I found this article on one of my news feeds.  Opportunities are everywhere.

If we look at this seriously, research and define a problem scaled, perhaps, to the realities of what a group of students can do…?  Who knows?

Now is the time.  Here is the place.  We are the one.

Global Strike for Climate Change

Greta Thunberg burst on to the world stage when she stood up for the world.  A lone girl, a big world.


She wondered why things are the way they are.

She’s still wondering.

But she’s trying to make it better.  (Congress?  Not so much.)

So can you.

Plastic Recycling…Not!


Turns out plastic isn’t really getting recycled.  So now what?

A Teenager, Some Fish and a Business


Check out this video about a young man in Indiana who got interested in aquaponics and think about how easy and how difficult it can be to start your own business/pursue your own ideas.  Persistence, learning from failure, and passion pay off.

You may have to register for LinkedIn, but I suggest you do so just because it’s a great place to network with people and be treated like a professional.
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Published by Garreth Heidt

Designerly Minded High School Humanities and Liberal Studies Teacher Faculty Mentor FIRST Robotics Team #7414--PV Retrobotics. Constantly learning, trying to be more a maker and less a consumer of culture. I believe in the infinite value of a liberal education and the power of design thinking to help make the world a better place.

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