Channa Comer (2011) Creates Engineering Design Challenge

Channa Comer (TAS 2011) a high school science teacher at Urban Assembly Academy of History and Citizenship for Young Men in Bronx, NY was aboard R/V Hugh R. Sharp while scientists conducted fisheries research on sea scallops in northeastern waters.

Ms. Comer challenges her students to design a sea scallop dredge in order to understand the impact of human activity on ocean ecology, and to discover how the engineering and design process can be used to solve problems.

Read Ms. Comer’s Atlantic Sea Scallop Dredge Design Challenge lesson plan here. 


Two people standing on a ship with the water in the background.
Channa Comer holding an iron link from the chain bag of a scallop dredge