Ladies, start your engines! Julia Landauer spent the week of March 9th, 2015 at the Marymount School of New York overseeing and officiating the 6th grade’s “Nerdy Derby” (pinewood derby car) races. Using basic physics principles, Julia helped guide the girls as they built cars out of wood, washers, wooden dowels and other supplies to race down a straight-line, elevation-changing race track.
“The girls are so smart and dedicated to learning the science behind cars and racing. They understood how mass and surface area affect speed, how precise cars need to be for consistency and built their cars accordingly,” Julia said of the group. “And of course everyone got very competitive, it was awesome!”