Skyler Lafemina

Role: Member

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Year: Junior

I've always had a passion to create for the sake of creation, but engineering enables me to design solutions for others, and when people benefit from your ideas and passions, there's nothing more gratifying than that.


Commack New York

Extracurricular Activities

  • Intramural Basketball
  • RPI Ski & Snowboard Club
  • 3D Printing - The Forge Club

Favorite Quote

“To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world. That's what everybody does every hour of his life. If I asked you to keep your soul - would you understand why that's much harder?” Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead


Designing A Safe Roller Coaster Other Presenters: Nikhilas Murthy, Louis Caponi, Casey-Ellen Collette, Rachel Stagnitti, Carly Nadler, Amy Reynolds, Andrew Gabbeitt, Hilary Fiorentino, Frederick Hole, Denver Overend, Zoe Westwater, Jane Edgington, Elizabeth Eckhardt, Lily O'Halloran, Jonathan Minchala

Roller coasters are engineering marvels that provide the ultimate physical experience, but some people are fearful to take a ride on one. While there are many reasons, this presentation dispels the myths of poor safety and inherent risk involved with riding roller coasters. Three main aspects are analyzed including the effects of forces on the body, particular track design considerations, and restraining systems implemented on different coaster types.