Mar 12

MIT Welcomes AHS ENE at Science on Saturday: Rockets and Flight!

This past Saturday, AHS ENE volunteered at “Science on Saturday: Rockets and Flight,” an event designed to teach kids about aerospace engineering and hosted by AIAA and the MIT Museum.

AHS ENE at MIT Science on Saturdays

Nearly 1,000 kids, parents, teachers, and volunteers participated in the event, which featured a keynote speech from Lt. Col. Tucker “Cinco” Hamilton, Experimental Fighter Test Pilot and chair of AIAA’s STEM program, and 24 activity tables and demonstrations focusing on different aspects of aviation and flight.

The AHS chapter showed off different areas of helicopter and vertical lift technology, displaying instructional videos and models of 3D-printed engine components, advanced composite structures, fire-fighting helicopters in action, and various VTOL aircraft concepts (like Aurora’s VTOL X-Plane, Lightning Strike) while teaching kids to build and “fly” their own paper helicopters. The event was a huge success, and the kids thoroughly enjoyed all the demonstrations!

A special thanks to AHS ENE’s Lauren Trollinger, Scott Hannula, and Harry Nahatis for representing AHS ENE at this event!


Upcoming events hosted by the AHS East New England chapter include a drone race at MIT and the next bi-monthly chapter dinner, featuring a keynote delivered by an industry leader in vertical lift. Details coming soon!