Alfred E. Smith is a technical high school in South Bronx. Over the past few months, we’ve had the chance to build a bike with their science club, headed by Nate Wight.
The bike we’ve built will be auctioned off on the BBS website and 100% of the money will go to the science club. This science club, on very little budget, has done amazing things with their elevated courtyard, integrating a green roof, vegetable garden (I had some delicious fresh garlic), rain water collection system and a solar powered data acquisition system.
These kids are absolutely amazing, and in addition to their technical skills gained in school, demonstrated a clear understanding of the science behind making bikes out of bamboo and all programs demonstrated in their courtyard. I am totally blown away by the passion and talent of these kids and their teacher, Nate Wight.
BBS hopes to do more work with these and other high school students.
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