Amy Reynolds

Role: Member

Major: Materials Science & Engineering

Year: Class of 2019 (Junior)


Franklin, MA

Extracurricular Activities

  • Cru
  • Curling Team
  • Alpha Phi
  • I-PERSIST Calculus Mentoring


  • Modern Testing Services, Chemical Analyst Intern


Imagineering the Future Other Presenters: Timothy Spafford

A peek into how Disney engineers the theme parks we all know and love! Students learn the basics of potential and kinetic energy applications involved with roller coasters design and enjoyment. Simplifies the centripetal forces involved with the twists and turns. As well as friction and how it leads to the sudden stops that characterize many of Disney’s roller coasters. Students participate in a competition to design and build the best roller coaster inspired by a new understanding of forces, energy and Imagineering.

Digital Sound Other Presenters: Jane Edgington, Timothy Spafford, Brook Rulewich, Nickolas Ziter, Mallory Gordon, David Glowny, Denver Overend, Liam Fahey, Casey-Ellen Collette

People rely on the engineering behind the science of sound everyday, whether its through listening to an Ipod, setting up speakers for a public event, or even through hearing aids. And yet, in this digital age, it is not clear to many people how exactly sound is stored in a digital device, what sound actually is, and how sound can be produced electronically. Therefore, this presentation displays and explains the intriguing engineering behind sound and its application in electronic devices.

Designing A Safe Roller Coaster Other Presenters: Andrew Gabbeitt, Skyler Lafemina, Hilary Fiorentino, Frederick Hole, Denver Overend, Zoe Westwater, Jane Edgington

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.

Corrosion in Concrete Other Presenters: Carly Nadler

This presentation is about concrete and what engineers are doing to lengthen it's lifespan. The presentation explains what concrete is, how corrosion happens, and then discusses the potential solutions that are currently being developed by a variety of different engineers.