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I Want One of Those: Roll-A-Yak

Rolling a kayak is crucial for safety but tricky to learn. The Roll-A-Yak adds weight to the keel to maximize angular momentum and minimize rotational inertia, making the kayak easier to roll. The neoprene-covered weighted device cut average learning times from 11.8 hours to 90 minutes.

Photograph courtesy of Roll-A-Yak team.
Photograph courtesy of Roll-A-Yak team.

Lauren Harad ’12, Sarah Jewett ’12, Sam Streeter ’13, and Max Van Pelt ’11 won the Phillip R. Jackson Award for outstanding performance in ENGS 21: “Introduction to Engineering.” Their teaching assistant was Sara Rocio ’10.

Photograph courtesy of Roll-A-Yak team
Photograph courtesy of Roll-A-Yak team.

Categories: The Great Hall, I Want One of Those

Tags: award, curriculum, design, projects, students

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