Westbury Middle School students got to look to the future of transportation by participating in Brookhaven National Laboratories’ MagLev Contest at the Cradle of Aviation on March 26. This was Westbury’s first time participating in the contest, and they made quite a name for themselves, taking home three medals.
The contest called on students from all over Long Island to develop “MagLev” vehicles, which float over a fixed track, supported and driven by magnetic fields. Students used math, science and technology to come up with the design of their car, and competed in five categories. The vehicles were judged on several factors, including speed, cost and how many “passengers” (which were represented by pennies) the vehicle could hold. [Read more…]