Volunteer Ben Rahimi: Potential to Kinetic Energy

Volunteer Ben Rahimi: Potential to Kinetic Energy

In this video, RESET volunteer Ben Rahimi has his third grade students use model cars on a track to demonstrate the conversion of potential to kinetic energy. In the spring 2019 semester, Ben is leading a program at Anacostia’s Excel Academy, the only all-girls public school in Washington DC. RESET once had programs in a…

“RESET provided Bob with many fond memories.”

“RESET provided Bob with many fond memories.”

We are sad to share that Bob Hauptman, a longstanding volunteer with RESET, passed away on June 28, 2018 at the age of 93. Bob had a background in electrical engineering and taught electronics, electricity and physics to children at all grade levels. A veteran volunteer of more than 10 years, Bob continued volunteering into…

RESET students “Dream Big” of Engineering the World

RESET students “Dream Big” of Engineering the World

Field Trip Report from RESET Program Specialist Shaheen Khurana With the school year drawing to a close, students from J.G Whittier school, along with their RESET volunteer Mike Goldstein, set out on a field trip to see “DREAM BIG: Engineering the World,” a giant-screen film about engineering showing at the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater at…

Aerospace Engineer Charles Cisneros ‘Does More’ as a RESET Volunteer

Aerospace Engineer Charles Cisneros ‘Does More’ as a RESET Volunteer

It’s Pay It Forward Time . . .  By Charles Cisneros   A former aerospace engineer, I worked for 33 years as an Air Force officer and 13 years for SAIC as a system test planner for the National Missile defense program. I retired in 2009. I had done other kinds of volunteer work over the…

Warm Thanks to Five-Year RESET Volunteer George Pick!

Warm Thanks to Five-Year RESET Volunteer George Pick!

RESET volunteer George Pick is ending his time as a RESET  volunteer after reaching hundreds of children in third and fourth grades at Key and Barrett Elementary Schools in Arlington, Virginia. George joined RESET in 2012 because he wanted to stimulate children’s interest and creativity, and to introduce them to science because of its importance to society and…

“Universal Science” on Gravity

“Universal Science” on Gravity

This article lost me at: “This is consistent with Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, which remains the best means of describing gravity’s behavior. According to this theory, gravity is not a force, but a consequence of the curvature of spacetime caused by the uneven distribution of mass/energy.”  If not a force, what is gravity?  Can…

Assistant Principal Courtney Korb Asks for Support on Giving Tuesday

Assistant Principal Courtney Korb Asks for Support on Giving Tuesday

November 28, 2016 Dear Potential Donors, On behalf of the students and staff of Camelot Elementary School, I want to thank our RESET scientists for volunteering generously during the past school year in the classroom of our 4th and 5th grade scientists and engineers. The contributions the program has made have helped create and foster a…