After learning how blade designs affect a wind turbine’s ability to generate electricity, students in Mr. Borst’s class designed blades and tested to see how much weight it could raise based on the energy it produced. Students in Mr. Rupeka’s class designed a working tennis racquet from everyday materials that would be able to return a classmate’s volley. Students in Mr. Geis’ classes learned about prosthetics and how to build a prosthetic leg. Students then tested their designs.
The mission of the PSU Engineering Ambassador program is to share their passion and pride, they inspire middle and high school students to challenge conventional ideas about science and engineering. Altoona alum Avery McGinnis along with classmate Kadijah Nurudeen, both senior PSU engineering students worked with students in Mr. Borst’s class.
“We were not able to have the Ambassadors here last year because of COVID,” said Mr. David Borst. “Avery McGinnis was a student here when we had Ambassadors visit our classrooms, it’s nice to see him back here as an Ambassador.”