Thursday, May 24, 2018

MCDOT Highway Services’ Staff Help Students Win Prize at Kid Museum

Gaithersburg East/Damascus Depot Supervisor Danny King and
Field Operations Section Chief Jeff Knutsen with Students at the Salt Dome

A team of four students recently won “Audience Favorite” and “Best Design Process” in a Kid Museum Invent the Future Contest in which participants identify an environmental problem and solve it. The students invented a filter to prevent road salt from entering residential storm drains and created a prototype. The boys visited MCDOT’s salt storage dome to obtain road salt samples so they could test their invention and learned more about the County’s process for applying salt.

(From left to right)
Theo Topolewski, Eastern Middle School, Michael DeWeaver, St. Anselm’s Abbey, Samuel Desai,
Eastern Middle School and Ryan Whittaker, Julius West Middle School