Afternoon at the ‘museum’

It’s April 9, and a sev­enth grader from the James P. Tim­ilty Middle School in Boston’s Rox­bury neigh­bor­hood is standing on a rotating plat­form on the third floor of Northeastern’s Snell Engi­neering building holding onto a spin­ning bicycle wheel. “When you take physics later,” says Yoshua Rozen, E’18, “you’ll learn all about the con­ser­va­tion of angular momentum.”

Rozen is a first-​​year elec­trical and com­puter engi­neering stu­dent, and today is a learning expe­ri­ence for him too. For the final project of his engi­neering design class, he and his peers have been tasked with cre­ating pro­to­type museum exhibits to com­mu­ni­cate com­plex engi­neering topics to younger students.

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