Dekalb Eastern Schools Public Relations & Marketing
INformed, INvolved, and IN THE SPOTLIGHT
WHO: Ruby Redinger, 18, Senior
WHAT: Competed in a regional vocational skills competition with a team of two other Impact (Computer Aided Design) vocational students. Task was to redesign or create a new item or product. Ruby and her group chose to redesign the disposable coffee cup lid and make it universal. They presented on February 11th at the Ivy Tech Regionals and are now moving on to the state competition in Indianapolis.
BIGGEST CHALLENGE: Having to keep designing it, took multiple times to get the look and functionality they wanted. Currently on their 3rd attempted design.
GREATEST EXPERIENCE: Getting to work with a team and research the different types of plastics that are both available and environmentally friendly.
NOW WHAT: Would like to eventually sell the product in convenient stores. Ruby will be going to Trine for mechanical engineering with hopes one day to become an engineer designer.