Lowell’s Wang School Students Scare Up Lab Creations

10/21/2005
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When:     Monday, Oct. 24 and Tuesday, Oct. 25, 3 ߝ 5 p.m.

Where:    College of Engineering Design Camp Lab, Pasteur  Hall 106     University Avenue, Lowell, MA          

What:  Youngsters from Lowell’s Wang Middle School are learning to use engineering skills to create a haunted classroom. Fourteen students in grades six through eight meet twice a week with Doug Prime, director of K-12 educational outreach for engineering at UMass Lowell, to turn scary ideas into moving, gory objects ߝ a skeleton that sits up, a skull dripping blood and the like. A mini-computer enables the students to operate lights, recorded voices and motors to animate their creations. The finished products will be set up in a Haunted Classroom at the Wang School.

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