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Clarkson hosting STEM
roller coaster competition Wednesday
April 15, 2013 @ Clarkson University
ROLLER COASTER COMPETITION - The annual IMPETUS Roller
Coaster Competition will take place from 4 until 5:30 p.m
Wednesday in the Multi-Purpose Rooms in the Clarkson University
Student Center. Pictured here is the 2012 winning team from
Colton-Pierrepont Central School. (Submitted Photo).
POTSDAM - Clarkson University’s Integrated Math and
Physics for Entry To Undergraduate STEM Program (IMPETUS)
will be celebrating another successful year with its annual
roller coaster competition on this Wednesday in the Student
Center on the second floor.
Fifty seventh through 12th graders from eight area schools
will test table-model roller coasters, which they have been
designing and building since November. The model roller coasters
will run marbles on their tracks and be judged on factors
such as thrills and speed.
Students from Ogdensburg, Madrid-Waddington, St. Lawrence
Central, Colton-Pierrepont, Norwood-Norfolk, Potsdam, Heuvelton
and Herman-Dekalb schools will participate.
IMPETUS, a program of the St. Lawrence County STEM Partnership,
is designed for students who have an interest in math, science
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