Grace Church High School
Dominique Edwards, Declan Harris, Finn Mulligan, James O’Brien, Theo Usher, Oliver Wood
Drawing inspiration from the banana slug and its super-absorbent slime, MuSea Wall absorbs rising water during floods with a semipermeable membrane that rapidly expands with water levels to protect coastlines such as those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Chrissy Dilley currently teaches within and chairs the science department at Grace Church School. She received her BS in Biology from Salisbury University and her BS in Marine Environmental Science from The University of Maryland. She is currently in her eighteenth year as a high school science educator and has taught and developed curriculum for environmental science, biology, and chemistry courses. Her interests lie primarily in the life sciences and the ways in which humans interact with their environment. Her love of marine science has led her to offer electives focused on sustainability, plastic pollution, and this biodesign course.
Colin Todd is an artist who lives and teaches in New York, NY. Colin teaches film and photography at Grace Church School. He received his BFA of Fine Arts from Louisiana Tech University in 2006 and his MFA of Photography/Transmedia from Syracuse University in 2009. He has exhibited his work internationally with shows at Skulpturenpark in Berlin; Broad Street Gallery at the University of Georgia; Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center; Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA; the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY; and more.