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Engineering student visits Canajoharie Middle School

Canajoharie Middle School technology students recently had the opportunity to work with a Clarkson University engineering student on a class project.

Sixth graders in Dr. Greg Pitonza’s technology classes are currently working on an engineering design project based on Newton’s Third Law and impact forces.

Just before Thanksgiving – as they were in the research phase of their project – students received a visit from Bailey Pitonza, a 2013 Canajoharie graduate who is currently a senior civil engineering student at Clarkson.

Students spent their class periods engaged in a Q&A with the college senior asking for advice on their design plans.

The project will culminate with students producing model vehicles and testing them for impact resistance.

man speaking to a middle school classroom