During this cycle, students focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The cycle was centered around an engineering design challenge that encouraged students to apply critical thinking and problem solving skills. Students were asked to act as biomedical engineers in order to help design a prototype of a rescue litter (basket) that could be used to transport an injured person from the backcountry. Students learned about the nervous system and skeletal system during this cycle. They applied these concepts as they worked through the steps in the Engineering Design Process.