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Clarkson holds Roller
Posted July 25, 2012
ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, N.Y. -- Clarkson University is proving
that math and science can be fun for middle and high school
This week, professors and students are holding a Roller Coaster
Camp. Students are learning how a roller coaster is designed
and they'll be creating their own.
The camp involves a variety of hands on experiments and number
The students will also be traveling to The Great Escape amusement
park where they'll be able to speak with a roller coaster
"We feel like it's an opportunity to show them that
math and science is cool. You can actually have these great
exciting careers when you study these topics and then to speak
with someone in person. I think really drives it home,"
said program director Katie Fowler.
The students will be presenting their designs in a showcase
at the end of the week.
The camp is part of a yearlong program which is funded through
the New York State Department of Education's Science and Technology
View the Clarkson STEP Rollercoaster Camp Video
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