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Apr 26, 2018

CESTiCC and CSET Introduce 5th and 6th Graders to Safe Driving in Cold Regions

CESTiCC/CSET Director Billy Connor and CSET Associate Director Nathan Belz engaged with 5th and 6th grade students from the Alaska Gateway School District and 6th grade students from Nordale Elementary School during the annual Kids2College event on April 18, 2018. Nathan presented concepts of friction and safe stopping distances to the students, then all participated in an activity to calculate friction coefficients on ice, gravel and pavement and relate those to distance required to stop on each surface while driving. Students from the UAF Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) assisted the kids at the activity stations make the required measurements.

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Nathan Belz explains a concept to the Kids2College participants

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A CEE student helps a Kids2College participant measure friction on ice while another looks on and waits to take a turn.

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  • Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates (CESTiCC)
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  • Fairbanks, AK 99775-5900