Sacramento State Engineering Students Help Out With Highlands High Physics Class

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Sacramento State's Hornet Racing Team turned a physics lesson about building miniature cars from gears, axles, and electric motors into an unforgettable experience for some Highlands High School physics students on Friday.

A group of about 25 juniors and seniors in Dan Sisneros' physics class received hands-on guidance from the group of college engineering majors in building the cars and manipulating the placement of gears to propel them up a 30-degree slope.

Several members of the Hornet Racing Team, also known as Formula SAE Sac State, assisted groups of about three students for a class period, helping them reach their goal of building a car.

The Hornet Racing Team's presence was an opportunity to expose high school students to what they might like to study in college, Sisneros said.

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