Starting the beginning of my senior year I was excited for new challenges and experiences.

Within the first week at the Career and Technology Center (CTC) in Maryland, I spoke to the Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Engineering teacher Mr. Arnold to help him and his students. His students qualified as one of 35 national finalists in the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Program. Being a TV/Multimedia student at CTC I did not know why Mr. Arnold needed my help. But as he kept giving me more background knowledge of the project, I realized these students needed help from the TV/Multimedia program. “As a part of this program, MIT is looking for the student team to experience every aspect of the engineering design process. They want to create a culture of invention in high schools. The teams need a multimedia specialist to help record, document, and cover the entire project ” said Arnold.

Along with their final proposal, they needed a short film and edited to submit to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Being a third year in TV/Multimedia, I was selected to be a team member of the InvenTeam and construct their video. Having the video already submitted I look forward to hearing the results. If we move on I will need to record the teams experience throughout their project. The project manager Brittany Sechler said “Gabriella has been a huge help with a phase of the project that we are not knowledgeable about, and we’re really grateful.” This experience is life changing and allows me to collaborate with other students from other programs.

11380894 371992579662443 42512815 nGabriella Punturiero is a senior at the Frederick County Career and Technology Center. She is starting her 3 year in TV/Multimedia Production and is focusing on directing and writing. Gabriella also is attending Frederick Community College to help expand her skill set. Gabriella is also an avid Lacrosse player and would like to continue playing in college along with following her passion for Video Production.