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WVU camp hosts build-a-bike workshop

Dominion Post photo by Ron Rittenhouse Thaddeus Hill (left) and Mark Reisco work on wheels before placing them on the bikes they built at the WVU Engineering Science camp Tuesday.
Dominion Post photo by Ron Rittenhouse
Thaddeus Hill (left) and Mark Reisco work on wheels before placing them on the bikes they built at the WVU Engineering Science camp Tuesday.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU’s Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources hosted a workshop on its campus Tuesday, July 7, combining outdoor fun and science.

Andrew Hoover, with the WVU Research Corp., said the day’s course showed campers how to assemble a bicycle from scratch.

“We started with just the frames and gradually assembled them throughout the morning, infusing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) principles along the way,” Hoover said.

Campers got the chance to learn about the physics behind bicycles — ranging from geometry of a bicycle frame to the concepts of traction, air pressure, friction and momentum that apply while riding.

Building the bikes was only one of the day’s activities…

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