STEM Saturday Students Devise Alert for Bus Riders

POSTED ON: August 13, 2018

Improving Bus Transportation: STEM Saturday Students Explain their Project from The Cooper Union on Vimeo.

In this video, high school STEM Saturday student participants explain their project to help improve bus transportation; their "Metropolitan Transit Approximator" alerts travelers as to when a bus is overcrowded. The student-team also discussed how the experience of working together on a hands-on engineering project to solve a problem helped them to better understand science and engineering.

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  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

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