Some flying models I made for an Eli Whitney Class
From left to right: My adaptations of the classic 50 Second Simon, AMA Cub, US Kid glider wing, and Josh Revkin's and my Whitney Glider.
When I was a kid, I took an aeromodeling class at the Eli Whitney Museum, and got hooked. Soon after, I began traveling to competitions, culminating in a Junior National Champion title in 2005, and 3 podium placements at the 2006 Nationals. Below are two planes I found in my attic. The first is an almost-completed, folding-prop, Mulvahill model, the second is a winning P-30 (designed at the Eli Whitney). This experience was my pivotal first encounter with craft and hands-on STEM, so I've continued to teach classes (including a summer class like the one I took) to offer today's kids the same entry point.