• With the growing problems of poor energy use and obesity, America is in need of a spark to encourage healthy living. Catalyst, by definition, is a substance that increases the likelihood of a reaction. It is an initiator and a problem solver because it creates something new from circumstances that cannot become something new without it.
    Catalyst, my senior capstone project, is a small powerful device that produces and stores electricity from the motion of a step. Catalyst is the spark that can help offset the problems of poor energy use and obesity by encouraging individuals to get moving and by providing a source of clean and free energy.
    Thank you to Steph Libby and Mike Granke for assisting with the light photography.