Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Short course: the science behind speed

On July 13th, AST's founder taught an engineering class to rising 6th and 7th graders at Carroll Community College.

The topic: aerodynamics.

The challenge: to design and test an improved air duct system.

And of course they used the official AST race car to test things out.... Talk about hands-on learning!

You may be wondering about the insightful commentary. That would be my brother, uttering such gems as "This is a phone that doubles as a camera -- one of the great engineering inventions of the century" and "I'm eating a carrot. Yeah, to get my veggies in the morning." (Still better than the caliber of commentator banter that was being aired during the FIFA women's final....)

Stay tuned for part 2, in which a cadre of middle school boys try out their design.

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