Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Sunny and Successful: The Annual Girl Scout Day

We introduce the girls to sustainable energy and they get a chance to showcase their creativity through building their own solar powered cars with recycled materials!
 Here is our wonderful adviser assisting with the car creation!
 Emma measures the base of the car,
 Alyssa and her team thinking,
 and Erin helping out!

Finally completed!

 Proud little engineer

 Cars tested with solar power outside in sunny weather!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Girl Scouts and UMass Amherst SWE Celebrate Earth Day!

UMass Amherst SWE and local Girl Scout troops celebrated Earth Day! 🌏 The Girl Scouts learned about renewable energy and made solar powered cars from recycled materials! The Girl Scouts also had a chance to learn about wind energy. UMass Amherst's Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition team showed the girls a wind turbine and wind tunnel that they have been doing research on. At the end of the day, the Girl Scouts tested and showed off their solar powered cars around the engineering quad! sWe had a blast! 🌞♻️💨🌍