Thursday, March 22, 2012

Center for Design Innovation Idea Exchange: Experimental air-racer education program

Tuesday, March 27, 5:30-7:00pm

Center for Design Innovation
Suite 2105 Winston Tower
301 North Main Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Free and open to the public.

Have you ever wondered how planes fly? Did you ever think you could build one? Experienced aviator Phil Harrison will describe his project-based learning programs for young folks. Currently he is cooperating with Smith Reynolds International Airport and Atkins Academic/Technology High School to help students build a plane and see potentials in aviation industry and manufacturing careers.

Phil will describe the form and function of the aircraft's wings, rudder, stabilizer and elevators. Through participating in this real-life project, his young collaborators have fun learning about physics and aerodynamics, metallurgy and fabrication, and mechanical engineering.

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