Loyd Waites Presents at ASR Alumni Seminar

After conducting research on MHD radiation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Lloyd Waites presents his finding to several classes at the High School including ASR teacher Maria Burgess. He explained the effect of radiation on asteroid orbits.

Waites is enrolled in his second year as a sophomore at RPI in New York. He is a graduate of from Manchester-Essex as of two years ago. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Waites is enrolled in his second year as a sophomore at RPI in New York. He is a graduate of from Manchester-Essex as of two years ago. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
To introduce his research, Waites began talking about the origins of the solar system. He further discussed life on earth with the students. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
To introduce his research, Waites began talking about the origins of the solar system. He further discussed life on earth with the students. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
As a result of Waites research, he learned that when a conductive object moves through a conductive fluid, it will emit MHD radiation. This causes the orbit to decay and can drastically alter its position. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
As a result of Waites research, he learned that when a conductive object moves through a conductive fluid, it will emit MHD radiation. This causes the orbit to decay and can drastically alter its position. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
This is the simple, algebraic equation representing the rate at which the asteroids decay. In the case of an orbit, the orbit will then decay until it falls into the center. This would affect asteroids, dust, and other components of the early solar system, from the movement of organic molecules, to the formation of planets. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
This is the simple, algebraic equation representing the rate at which the asteroids decay. In the case of an orbit, the orbit will then decay until it falls into the center. This would affect asteroids, dust, and other components of the early solar system, from the movement of organic molecules, to the formation of planets. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Towards the end of the presentation, Waites discussed the importance of taking Authentic Science Research while he was in high school. The class gave him an opportunity to expand his knowledge in different fields of study outside of school. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Towards the end of the presentation, Waites discussed the importance of taking Authentic Science Research while he was in high school. The class gave him an opportunity to expand his knowledge in different fields of study outside of school. Credit: Courtney Fraser for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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