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October 2013 RIT/PLTW Newsletter

The October 2013 newsletter contains information about:

  • PLTW Statewide Conference on Dec. 5th in Syracuse
  • Registering for 2014 Winter Training


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September 2013 RIT/PLTW Newsletter

The September newsletter includes information on:

  --Updated Website

  --Statewide PLTW Conference

  --Grades for RIT Credit

  --Future VEX Training

  --Winter Training Institute

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Averill Park High School Students Test Truss Bridge

What’s 36 feet long and holds 1256 pounds? That would be the cardboard and Elmer’s Glue-All Pratt Truss Bridge that Matt Duff’s POE students built at the end of the school year. This was the fourth year that Averill Park students have completed this project and they have increased the length and efficiency each year.  What was unique about this year’s bridge was that a floor beam failed during the initial testing period and the students could only load one side of the bridge.  Watch the video at

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