Newton's Attic, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization was founded in 1998 by Bill Cloyd, mechanical engineer and former high school physics and math teacher. Frustrated by the confines of the regular classroom, Mr. Cloyd left teaching and pursued a career as an engineer working in litigation support.
However, his enduring passion for producing unique mechanical devices that illustrate fundamental physical principles drove him to create Newton's Attic, an organization dedicated to providing students with highly unusual educational experiences.
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About Newton's Attic
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• Because we believe the human mind is capable of incredible feats
• Because we believe that students properly inspired will pursue a study of math and physics with self-motivated rigor
• Because we believe learning can be fun and should be exciting
• Because we believe that the pursuit of scientific understanding is essential to the development of a technologically advanced society from which we, our children, and the world will benefit...We have created Newton's Attic, an organization dedicated to inspiring students to embrace science, math and engineering.
In conjunction with the private sector, Newton's Attic will work to:
• Inspire young people to embrace science and mathematics
• Drive imagination creativity in young people engaging in engineering related activities
• Challenge young people with unique educational experiences that allow them to apply technical knowledge in situations that are meaningful and relevant to them.
• Create rich learning environments full of resources that promote critical thinking.
• Expose all people to the concept that scientific principles can be explored and utilized in exciting ways.
• Enhance the competitive context of the engineering industry by providing exceptional learning experiences for young people who will become our future workforce.
• Guide students to pursue technical careers, especially related to engineering and science
• Intensive learning occurs when individuals are driven internally by an inherent interest to acquire knowledge.
• Newton's Attic will promote scientific thought based on sound principles and data driven analysis.
• Non-traditional teaching methods can produce exceptional educational results