Monday, October 12, 2015

Pedal power on display at STEM expo

What can you do with a bicycle, a motor and spare parts? Make energy!

Our engineers had a popular display at this weekend’s STEM Expo at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). STEM is science, technology, engineering and math.

Dozens visited our display to try out a generator bike. The stationary bike uses a treadmill motor to produce energy. Students pedaled the bike and turned on lightbulbs. Different types of bulbs – LED, CFL and incandescent – helped demonstrate energy efficiency.

This is the second year we have participated in the American Society of Civil Engineers’ annual STEM expo at MSOE. The event invited students to discover the world of science, technology, engineering and math at different exploration stations. The goal is to inspire a new generation of engineers.

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