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Racing project schools students in principles of dynamics

Hundreds of second-year engineering students lined up in the Industrial Courtyard of the Centre for Engineering Innovation on Friday, November 20, waiting their turn to race uniquely-designed popsicle stick cars.

As part of a course requirement, teams of students from Bill Altenhof’s 92-210 Dynamics class were given two minutes per team to test their potential energy vehicles made out of popsicle sticks, common household string, carpenter’s glue, duct tape and standard sized CDs or DVDs.