Final Friday on March 24, the Middle for STEM Schooling had an opportunity to ask Perkins Elementary to Northeastern for the Paper Birds Competitors. Due to Professor Alireza Ramezani and the members of his Silicon Synapse Lab, Juliane Hyvert, Kaushik Venkatesh Krishnamurthy and Adarsh Kaushik, we had been capable of welcome the fifth and sixth grade college students from Perkins and educate all of them about bio-engineering!
At this occasion, the scholars first discovered all about engineering and the way they’re all engineers themselves! We then dived deep to be taught all about robots and the way we mimic animals to make robots even higher! Juliane and Kaushik spoke extra about ongoing tasks on the Silicon Synapse Lab, together with a robotic that mimics precisely how a bat flies!
We then headed into the competitions, the place every workforce needed to assemble their very own paper airplane design to flight the furthest distance. Every workforce had 3 tries to throw their paper airplane. The primary check was to permit college students to view their planes in motion and the way they’ll enhance the bottom of the airplane. The second check was to see how they’ll enhance their design by including a motor onto the aircraft. The motors could be charged up proper earlier than flight and helped propel the airplane ahead. Each workforce had superb paper airplanes, and labored laborious iterating via a number of prototypes. The ultimate check was to check their paper airplanes outside and see how properly it examined towards the wind!
This was a tremendous alternative to work with Perkins Elementary once more and we beloved seeing everybody’s design. We hope everybody at Perkins Elementary had a blast making paper airplanes and hope to see them once more!