Jemicy Industrial Design: Kinetic Sculpture Race students design and fabricate human powered, amphibious vehicles, that participate in the American Visionary Arts Museum’s East Coast Championship Kinetic Sculpture Race (think physics Olympics meets the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade). Our design students engage in real world problem solving as they collaborate to design, build, and race vehicles that navigate 15 miles of asphalt in downtown Baltimore, a trip through the water of the Inner Harbor at Canton, and sand and mud pits in Paterson Park. Since 2004, the Jemicy School has entered more sculptures into the East Coast National Championship Kinetic Sculpture Race than any other team. Our students have earned over 70 coveted ACE awards, requiring our pilots and their vehicles to complete the course while following an extra set of stringent rules (including no pushing the vehicle or swapping pilots). Local schools frequently visit Jemicy to learn from our students before they build their own entries for the race.
Furthering 3D DESIGN
Jemicy students explore 3D Design using 21st century tools. Our students express their ingenuity and build confidence as they use professional level programs and tools to realize their ideas. In Computer Aided Animation class, students animate narratives and build virtual 3D models using 3DStudio Max. 3D Design: Digital Fabrication students bring digital models to life using our Makerbot 3D printer and our Shopbot computer numeric controlled router. In the 3D: Woodworking lab, students literally learn to think outside the box using both traditional and 21st century tools to fabricate objects. Jemicy students create and wear original garments conceived and created in Fashion Design class. Through hands on, real world problem solving, Jemicy students have the opportunity to follow their interests and aptitudes in design, master new and traditional craft concepts, build team working and creative thinking skills, and explore math and science concepts through design.