What’s the science behind engineering?
What does it take to design and build a drone, or a musical instrument? How can you model the flames of something that’s caught fire? Can you copy the mechanics of a fruitfly in flight?
Chris Rogers is a mechanical engineer extraordinaire. He knows everything from telerobotics (such as drones) to the engineering of musical instruments (with Steinway) to the flight mechanics of the fruit fly. He helped LEGO to develop ROBOLAB, a program that has operated in 50,000 schools around the world. He has lit a couch on fire, flown in NASA's 0-g “vomit comet,” sent robots under water, and has LEGO and Arduino computers controlling his house. And he’s currently the co-director of the Tufts University Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO), which helps kids get interested in engineering, science and math.
Come hear Chris talk about mechanical engineering, LEGO, drones, musical instruments, fruit flies, and a lot more! Post your questions for Chris using the Q&A app on the Google+ event page.
This session will be produced in collaboration with Google Connected Classroom. If you're an educator with a High School
classroom who wants to actually join the Hangout, sign up on the Connected Classrooms form at http://goo.gl/z9gHfV #VirtualFieldTrips
Field Trip Friday, May 2, 10AM PT / 1PM ET / 1800 GMT