A Triple Helix Thank You! to Awesome Medgar Evers College Undergrads

Bill Babbitt

Front Row:[Right to left] Kareem Alexis (Public Relations), Matt Walls (President), Nathalie Breary, Yahya Al-shaibi Back Row: [Right to Left] Eli Casenave, Mac Myers (Vice President), Kevin Heneson

Triple Helix recently traveled to Medgar Evers College, The City University of New York, in Brooklyn New York to present workshops using the CSnap! software. We would like to thank the MEC Technology Club for their assistance during the presentations and with student questions during the workshops.

Triple Helix visits Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York

Bill Babbitt

On May 6th and 13th, Triple Helix traveled to Brooklyn, New York to present workshops at Medgar Evers College, City University of New York. The workshops were presented to middle school students from PS 61 and PS 354, as part of Medgar Evers Pipeline initiative.

“The Medgar Evers College Pipeline is an intentionally designed system by which students from Central Brooklyn are guided through a strong K-12 experience, transitioned into college, and then provided high-quality opportunities to on-board into the professional world.”



Fellow John Drazan reviewing his results from jumping on the force plate.

Triple Helix Fellow John Drazan worked with students on sports science and sports performance, using a force plate for the students to conduct experiments. Following their work with the force plate, students used CSnap! to program simulations that modeled jump height on different planets. Fellow Brian Callahan assisted students as they worked with the CSnap! software.



Fellow Alum and Program Coordinator Bill Babbitt talking with students about logarithmic spirals in Adinkra symbols.

Triple Helix Fellow Alum and Program Coordinator Bill Babbitt and Fellow Alum Michael Lachney worked with students modeling Adinkra symbols in the CSnap! software. Both Bill and Michael shared their research experiences in Ghana, West Africa, with the students. Adinkra is a symbol set from Ghana with each symbol having a different meaning.



Fellow Alum Michael Lachney taking questions from students concerning the CSnap! software simulation.

In addition to the Fellow and Fellow Alums, the PI and co-PI, Dr. Ron Eglash and Dr. Audrey Bennett both attended the workshops and assisted with students.

Triple Helix would like to thank Dr. Shermane Austin and Dr. Stanley Mims for inviting us to present at their Computer Science workshops. We would also like to thank the MEC Technology Club undergraduate students for assisting with student questions while working with CSnap! software.

Harlem Academy Workshop

James Davis

We had a great time working with Harlem Academy students visiting the RPI campus. GK-12 fellows past and present including, Ellen Foster, Dan Lyles, Brian Callahan, James David, John Drazan, Michael Lachney as well as Professor Eglash all participated in this active learning workshop engaged in providing appropriate mentoring and enrichment.

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