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.
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.