STEM club’s president and teammates thought of a healthy and fun way to exercise and make smoothie bars.
“Why don’t we make something healthy and people can do exercise,” said the club’s officer.
On March 12, the club hosted an event to display and give a taste of the smoothie made from the pedal-powered blender to students.
Motivating and assembling students to try it, Max Cadet, club’s president and mechanical engineering student, was filling the blender diligently with fresh yellow bananas, cold square-shaped ice, protein shakes and fresh juice.
Sitting on the bike, students would start pedaling and having fun while making their smoothie.
“Seeing other people get on the on the bike and actually pedal … that was exciting,” said Macheal Richardson, STEM club’s secretary and member of C.A.T. “Just to see the smiles on their faces was nice.”
The atmosphere was filled with laughter and cheers.
Some students were looking and just walking away with an expressive face and wondering “What in the world would a blender do on a bike?”
The cyclist does not even need to pedal for a long time. It is only a matter of seconds and the smoothie is ready. It is such a fun, healthy, interacting way of getting a smoothie.
Cadet said its benefits are exercising, getting a smoothie, and learning about new technology that contributes to energy saving.
Any bike, he said, would work to make a blender-bike, it took them one day to complete the work
Five bright minds, including Cadet, came together as one to make it happen, he said.
Of those who were involved in building the bike, Richardson said in an interview that she considered it an accomplishment because she is a student in Early Childhood Education, which has little to do with science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).
“I thought it was going to be harder than it really was,” Richardson said, expressing her gratefulness “Wow! Thanks for doing this.”
The club holds its meetings Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
The STEM club representatives said they will be hosting another event during which students will be given the opportunity to drive an electrical car in the parking lot. The date hasn’t been provided yet.
“Technology is not over us,” Cadet said. “That is not a waste … because engines are everywhere, that is what our club is focused on to teach.”