David Veloz Jr., an engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, told us about a unique class he was teaching over the summer. His company conducts an outreach program for local high school students who show an interest in science and math. David was teaching them about his job and electronics in general.
Thinking that his class sounded like a worthwhile effort, we were happy to send some copies of MAKE out to his students. Afterward, David was kind enough to send us some photos of his class reading the issue, along with this nice note:
I’ve been meaning to get back to you guys, attached are some photos of the class reading their magazines. They absolutely loved them! I tried not to bore them too much, so I kept my bit short and quickly got them started on their project (Styrofoam speaker). We talked about magnetism, magnetic fields, and current, it was fun for everyone! A handful of the kids finished after our 2.5 hrs were up (we went over). They said that it was the best class!
During the class, David helped the students build the styrofoam plate speaker from MAKE, Volume 12, and gave away a couple of multimeters as prizes. What a great way to teach young people about the world of making!