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Navy Week Buffalo

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:00 AM by Christine Maceo

In conjunction with the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) and sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the USNA STEM Center supported Buffalo Navy Week with a virtual guest appearance at the Buffalo Museum of Science’s Conversations in Science Series entitled 'Naval STEM'. This experiment-based session delved into the scientific concepts behind flight, including Bernoulli’s Principle, center of gravity, center of pressure, and the engineering design of a rocket (research, build, test, iterate). ENS Cory Harding and MIDN Biron McNeely, Gustel Bamanabio, Chris Martineau and Kate Crothers led the hands-on session, and were joined by MIDN Brant Purcell for a concluding Midshipman Q&A Panel. During the panel session, the midshipmen demonstrated their well-rounded experiences by fielding questions about STEM majors, important high school STEM courses, the Naval Academy, Navy STEM careers, and good STEM reads. Event participants were provided with a list of household supplies to gather in advance so that they could work alongside the midshipmen during the live, interactive event. 

MIDN Teresa Collins also supported Buffalo Navy Week with a video on Archimedes’ Principle and submarine science.

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