SAVANNAH, GA (March 23, 2011)—Georgia Tech Savannah was the site of the December and January Engineering Explorer Post meetings, with 11th and 12th graders from both the Thomas & Hutton Explorer Post and the Hussey Gay Bell and DeYoung Explorer Post participating in these workshops. On Wednesday, December 8, 2010, the Engineering Explorer Post students spent the morning conducting a Hydraulics experiment under the guidance and direction of Kevin Haas, Ph.D., civil and environmental engineer. Using an open channel flume, the students calculated weir flow rates using a manometer. This activity gave students the opportunity to participate in the type of hands-on lessons experienced by engineering students at Georgia Tech Savannah.
Then on Thursday, January 27, 2011 the Engineering Explorers attended a Rapid Prototyping and 3-D Cad event at Georgia Tech Savannah, instructed by Georgia Tech Savannah graduate student, Thomas Stone. Under Mr. Stone’s tutelage, the students learned how to use Solid Works software to create a Computer Assisted Design Model. Each student created their own design that was then transferred to a 3-D Printer to create a solid prototype. Special thanks are extended to Julie Sonnenberg-Klein, Project Coordinator for Georgia Tech Savannah and to Kevin Haas, Ph.D., and Thomas Stone, for conducting these workshops with the Engineering Explorer Post students.
Exploring, a subsidiary of Boy Scouts of America, strives to be the foremost co-educational youth program for character and career development. For a gallery of local Learning for Life and Exploring photos, visit: /http://spotted.savannahnow.com/users/explorerpost/./