Congratulations to Chatham senior Margot Schassler, who is the 2019 Capital District Engineers Week (E-Week) logo design contest winner. She receives a $500 cash award and her design will become the official E-Week logo for 2020.
E-Week is a multi-day convention that promotes the considerable contributions that engineers make to our society and emphasizes the importance of learning math, science, and technical skills. It takes place annually in Albany during February and each year Chatham technology teacher Shawn Caldwell brings students to the event to compete in its model bridge building competition.
“For the logo, I wanted to encompass the basis of student involvement with the Capital District Engineers Week through the bridge competition by stabilizing the logo with a bridge. The Earth is located on top of the bridge to represent how much our world depends on engineers and their work,” Margot explained.
Margot’s design and those of the other logo contestants were put on display during the convention and attendees voted for their favorite, with the winner being announced at a later date. “It felt great to win! I’m so thankful for the award, the E-Week celebration, and Mr. Caldwell for inspiring us,” she added.
Margot’s victory marks the fourth time a student from Chatham has designed the winning logo for E-Week and makes winning this competition a bit of a family affair – her older sister, Katharine, won the logo competition three years in a row while a student at CHS.
After graduating this June, Margot will be heading to Worcester Polytechnic Institute to study Architectural Engineering.