Northeast Maglev Talks about the S.T.E.A.M. Aspects of Maglev with Local Students
Long term visions, like the Northeast Maglev project are not about immediate gratification. They are about bringing benefits to future generations. They are gifts left to future generations. In the case of the Northeast Maglev project, it is the gift of a next generation transportation system that helps move society away from single occupancy automobiles and an ever-increasing number of paved highway miles. It is the gift of cleaner air, fast, frequent, reliable, and safe transportation. It is the gift of the careers, opportunities and economic growth that come with connecting major metropolitan areas and airports.
Recently, members of the Northeast Maglev team had the opportunity to meet with members of the next generations – those who will truly benefit from the project. We met with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) students and teachers from Old Mill Middle School South, Lockerman Middle School and Concord Elementary to share Northeast Maglev’s story with the younger generations and talk with them about superconducting maglev technology. Some of the students shared visions of using maglev technology to advance the movement of critical freight (like medical equipment) or patients between cities and even built prototypes of their proposed maglev trains. Other students were learning about the methods and practices of engineering by experimenting with magnetic levitation.
We look forward to continuing the conversation with future generations and encouraging youth to enter into S.T.E.A.M careers by learning about this transformative project and the benefits that it will have for future generations.