Freshman Academies, Fall 2014 - USC Viterbi School of Engineering

The students of Professor Steve Bucher’s Freshman Academies class received a presentation by Professor Geoff Spedding, chair of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, about aerodynamics. They then worked in groups to translate those basic principles into activities that teachers could use in their classrooms.

Here are the results of three of those collaborative teams:

Heavier Than Air vs. Lighter Than Air Flight by Kutzer, Block, Syed, and Lupu

Parachutes by Zhange, Wang, and Chen

The Science Behind Paper Airplanes by Ji, Ahuja, Gifford