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  1. page Home edited ... An important aspect of the class is the proprietary student/mentoring program. MINDDRIVE uses …
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    An important aspect of the class is the proprietary student/mentoring program. MINDDRIVE uses a one-on-one mentor to student ratio. Mentors work with the students in educational and socio-economic ways, creating a bonding relationship that is critical to both the learning process and the enhancement of the student’s vision for their future.
    Steve Rees founded the organization after teaching a class at DeLaSalle Education Center, a charter school in Kansas City for three years. Linda Buchner and Tom Strongman are partners.
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    the Speedway untilduring the endmonth of May. It is now headed to Pixar Studios for their annual car show on June 24th.
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    Union Station/Science City: The car was displayed at Union Station, near Science City, for a week in early March.
    AutoWeek: The car was featured in the Jan. 10 edition.
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    Our car is the perfect metaphor for our group. We transformed an old race car, and in the process of expanding our vision of what could be, we too were transformed.
    Not only does the car’s skin have no color, but its transparency makes it easy to see what’s inside. And like us, we realize that what’s inside is most important.
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Wednesday, May 11

  1. page Home edited ... The expanded mission includes working in urban communities with teens on green technology and …
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    The expanded mission includes working in urban communities with teens on green technology and innovation through critical thinking and experiential learning.
    Projects include building unique electric cars, teaching efficiency dynamics and innovative aerodynamics, integrating with school curriculum in math, science and history, counseling students on career paths, and securing positions for them in like-minded industries within their urban community.
    As a non-profitnot-for--profit organization, MINDDRIVE
    An important aspect of the class is the proprietary student/mentoring program. MINDDRIVE uses a one-on-one mentor to student ratio. Mentors work with the students in educational and socio-economic ways, creating a bonding relationship that is critical to both the learning process and the enhancement of the student’s vision for their future.
    Steve Rees founded the organization after teaching a class at DeLaSalle Education Center, a charter school in Kansas City for three years. Linda Buchner and Tom Strongman are partners.
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    Week Fourteen: Foam was finally applied this week as the first step in creating the body mold. (Click for more pictures).
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    Week Thirteen: Students worked on refining the final shape of the body by restretching the plastic skin. (Click for more pictures). {_MG_2174.jpg}
    Week Eleven: This was a pivotal week as the students began shaping the body by using plastic and wire. (Click for more pictures). {400.jpg}
    Week Ten: Students began making clay models that preview body concepts. (Click for more pictures). {400model.jpg}

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    Week Thirteen: Students worked on refining the final shape of the body by restretching the plastic skin. (Click for more pictures).
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    Week Eleven: This was a pivotal week as the students began shaping the body by using plastic and wire. (Click for more pictures).
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    Week Ten: Students began making clay models that preview body concepts. (Click for more pictures).
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    Week Eight: Bridgestone is working on special tires for the project and sent wheels on which they will be mounted.
    Jon Stuckey, the engineer working with our project, reported the following: "I have a new tire and a tire with reduced skid depth in the testing loop at my lab. The mass of the first tire with reduced skid is 19.6 lbs (22.2lbs new). The tire is compliant with all DOT regulations. The combination of reduced skid depth and maximum allowable inflation pressure (350kPa, 51psi) with your light corner load should put us at rolling loss coefficient of about 0.007 or 2.1 lbs of drag force for 300lbs of load.
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    Week Six was a discussion about aerodynamics. Kevon Mebane painted the car's chassis tub. (Click for more pictures )
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    Week Four was back in the shop to learn how brakes work. (Click for more pictures)
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    An important aspect of the class is the proprietary student/mentoring program. MINDDRIVE uses a one-on-one mentor to student ratio. Mentors work with the students in educational and socio-economic ways, creating a bonding relationship that is critical to both the learning process and the enhancement of the student’s vision for their future.
    Steve Rees founded the organization after teaching a class at DeLaSalle Education Center, a charter school in Kansas City for three years. Linda Buchner and Tom Strongman are partners.
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    MINDDRIVE car was displayedand students participated in Phoenix on March 24 as part of a Bridgestone product program.Emerging Technology Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Ecopia tires that were usedcar will be on display at the electric car were one ofSpeedway until the featuresend of the event for automotive journalists.May.
    Important Milestones
    Headquarters: A permanent facility has been made available by the generosity of the Karbank Real Estate Co. It contains a large work space, a classroom and a computer room. The next step is to equip the space with workbenches, tools and computers. Click here for a list of needed items. {smdesk1.jpg} {nushop.jpg}
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Wednesday, May 4

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    Mentor, expert in automotive photography
    David Hutson has spent a lifetime with cars and sports and photography. He's been a racer, mechanic, graphics designer and photojournalist. His clients have included Audi Cars, AG ; Marlboro Motor Racing ; Emerson Fittipaldi ; Seven-Eleven, and numerous worldwide publications, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Time Magazine, and others.
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    Bob has flown with the US Navy and competed in international automotive endurance races. He has worked as an engineer with aerospace and advanced technology firms, constructed race cars, and shaped information policies for major government and private organizations. As a result Mr. Storck’s varied written features appear in more than 80 newspapers and magazines, appearing in print on every continent, reaching more than 6 million readers. His education and degrees cover engineering, data systems, and business operations, with a rich personal knowledge of the history and technology of aviation, motoring, telecommunications and manufacturing.
    His lifelong interest in flying and his stint in Navy aviation has helped him cover the aerospace and defense fields, and melded quiet naturally into his automotive pursuits. Mr. Storck is an advisor to many transportation museums and is on two Smithsonian Institution committees. Although an early military life had them traveling the world, his family hails from the Midwest, and they still own the cabin that they built in 1932 in Crosslake, Minnesota.
    {Tom.jpg}{Column.jpg} Tom Strongman
    Mentor, automotive journalist
    Tom was born in Decatur, Illinois and at an early age with the help of his brother his life in the world of automobiles began, with their construction of a unique custom hot rod. It was based on the frame of a Crosley station wagon with a model T body. Tom went on to study and graduate from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
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    He practiced architecture in Springfield Missouri for a few years with Butler and Rosenbery Architects. His background in building took him to a position with a developer that built high end heavy timber homes. He then came to Kansas City and worked for Gould Evans Architects and Rees Masilionis Turley Architecture. His work included the Condominiums at 46th and Washington and the Carnegie Library in San Jose, California.
    In 2000 Dave opened his own architectural practice, Icon-Architecture that expanded to not only doing architecture but also construction, construction oversight and fabrication of custom wood products such as cabinetry.
    {Hutson.jpg} David Hutson
    Mentor, expert in automotive photography
    David Hutson has spent a lifetime with cars and sports and photography. He's been a racer, mechanic, graphics designer and photojournalist. His clients have included Audi Cars, AG ; Marlboro Motor Racing ; Emerson Fittipaldi ; Seven-Eleven, and numerous worldwide publications, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Time Magazine, and others.
    A southern California native, he has made Kansas City his home since graduation from the University of Missouri in photojournalism. He earned a Masters' degree in Fine Art from UMKC in 1994.
    David started his company H CREATIVE STUDIO, in 1984 and continues to work in design, photography, education. He occasionally teaches college classes in photography, design, typography, and mixed media at UMKC, Park University, and area community colleges.
    Noah Graham Hutson is his 15 y.o. son, a champion swimmer, kart racer and avid snowboarder, is thinking about engineering and racing formula cars.

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    Mentor, expert in automotive restoration
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    An important aspect of the class is the proprietary student/mentoring program. MINDDRIVE uses a one-on-one mentor to student ratio. Mentors work with the students in educational and socio-economic ways, creating a bonding relationship that is critical to both the learning process and the enhancement of the student’s vision for their future.
    Steve Rees founded the organization after teaching a class at DeLaSalle Education Center, a charter school in Kansas City for three years. Linda Buchner and Tom Strongman are partners.
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    The MINDDRIVE car was displayed in Phoenix on March 24 as part of a Bridgestone product program. The Ecopia tires that were used on the electric car were one of the features of the event for automotive journalists.
    Important Milestones
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