Faculty at work: John Adams

John Adams

What do you do when you can’t really replicate the vibrations of the wing of an airplane in a classroom context? You build an apparatus that will simulate this motion so that it can be observed and analyzed in the classroom. At least that’s what John Adams, senior instructor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and his students did in their MAE 4150 Vibrations course. Sparked by an idea from one of his top seniors, Adams and his students used funding from a High-Impact Teaching Practices grant to build and test this apparatus.

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