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Matt Bacon


Applied Skills Teacher
MEI Middle School

I love teaching Applied Technology. My students get to demonstrate their understanding of advanced engineering concepts such as aerodynamics, friction, design envelopes and the impact of mass on vehicle performance when they race their CO2-powered cars down the hall at speeds up to 72 MPH. These cars, formed from a single piece of wood, are painted and finished to the best of each students abilities. Gifts that might have remained dormant are realized through the hands-on application of academic concepts.