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.