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Engineering and Roller Coasters

August 3 @ 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

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Event run by Drexel University SWE. Please email Jillian Saunders with any questions. Thank you!

Design Like an Engineer and Build Your Own Roller Coaster!

In this workshop, students will learn to think and design like an engineer by utilizing the engineering process to design a roller coaster using pipe insulation, marbles, and objects within the room. Computer simulation programs will aid in finding different ways roller coasters can be designed, taking into account variables like height, velocity, gravity, and the roller coaster path.

The students will be divided into groups where they will learn to interact and work in a team setting because Engineers need to be great communicators! First, they will go through a presentation highlighting how roller coasters are designed, and the physics behind why they work. They will plan out their design using the fundamental principles they learned in the presentation. Lastly, the students will create a roll…

Note: Street parking limited. Public parking lot across the street from the back of the building. Located next to 30th street station. Please enter the back of the building. There will be a sign and volunteers to welcome students.

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August 3
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM


Drexel University Innovation Studio
3101 Market Street PA 19104 United States