• Engineering Day

    April 28, 2010

    In prior years, Engineering Day was held at SUNY New Paltz with engineering students attending. This year, we wanted to reach more students, so it was decided to hold Engineering day here. SUNY New Paltz professor, Michael Otis, arranged to have a solar car and a solar car chassis brought to the school. During lunches, the solar car was in our cafeteria with Career and Techstudents to discuss and answer questions about it. Along with chassis, students in the Project Lead The Way classes had poster boards and demonstrations set up in the hallway. An assembly featuring engineering, NPHS Project Lead The Way classes, solar cars, solar car racing and the solar industry was held during block four. The solar car team discussion covered various skills needed to complete the team, including marketing, accounting, and welding.

    · Introductions: Barbara Clinton and Mike Otis

    · Engineering and SUNY New Paltz: Steven Aday (former NPHS student)

    · NPHS Project Lead The Way: Alexis Mallory, Joe Haas, and David Rishell

    · Introduction to Solar Car Racing: Lee Cabe (Solar Car team advisor at Newburgh Free Academy)

    · Introduction to SUNY New Paltz Solar Car Racing Team: Kira Cozzolino (former NPHS student)/Courtney Merton

    · SUNY New Paltz Solar Car past and present: Ben Rounds

    · SUNY New Paltz Solar Car Fabrication: Will Dietz, Joey Ridgeway, and Sean Landolfa (NPHS students)

    · Solar Industry Local and Global: Vincent Cozzolino, physicist and electrical engineer, president and CEO of The Solar Energy Consortium

Last Modified on May 6, 2010