RPI Ambassadors visit AHS Science Classes

October 11, 2019

On Tuesday, October 8, the RPI Engineering Ambassadors, college engineering students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute visited Amsterdam High School and presented four engineering activities to our high school science students.  
students sitting at a table with electronics.. Two of the students  arm wrestling.
RPI Ambassadar help AHS students learn about the engineering behind sports using biometric technology
The activities were:
  • Imagineering the Future, relating engineering to amusement parks, where students created their own roller coaster for marbles, 
  • Drag Forces, allowing students to calculate the drag on a toy car to determine the importance and effect of drag on design of cars
  • Digital Sound, students explored the engineering behind the sound of electronic devices
  • Design of an Athlete, where students learned about the engineering behind sports using biometric technology.