Howe holds lecture in atrium

Students of Aerospace Engineering 160 may have noticed they aren’t attending a traditional lecture. This fall, rather than cramming into a classroom or piling into a lecture hall, these soon-to-be engineers are taking a course at Howe Hall in the atrium.

“We wanted to do something very different,” said Richard Wlezien, professor and chairman of the department of aerospace engineering. “How many classes have you seen in an atrium on campus?”

The makeshift classroom is a collection of chairs and tables under the stairs across from the VRAC C6. Although students and faculty pass through, sleep on benches or just plain stare, the students listen attentively as they study the fundamentals of form drag and airfoil technology.

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