A group of 47 Hostos engineering students took a special ride on Friday April 25, 2014, when they visited Six Flags Great Adventure’s, physics, math, and science day, which takes place every spring exclusively dedicated to science students.
 
Student Government Association Club Officers Ángel Cuevas, Djibrina Ouedraogo, Carlos Tavarez and Andy Gómez from the science, chemistry and physics clubs respectively organized the educational field trip.
 
Club advisors Professor Nelson Nuñez-Rodríguez and Professor Yoel Rodríguez endorsed the activity and indicated that, “these types of activities bring coherence to the overall learning process by integrating the class content of all the different programs.”
 
Students were treated to a roller-coaster ride under the condition they re-conceptualize the experience. They had to discuss the mathematics and the physics aspects and concepts of each roller coaster ride with the park’s chief engineer Larry Chickola.
 
The park’s administration shares a guide that describes physics theories and how they integrate in-ride mechanics. This activity is usually used to reinforce class concepts and bolster the role of co-curriculum and life experiences in the learning process.


“The adventure day at the park is one of the most rewarding experiences of the academic year. Seeing the excitement of the students as they naturally retrieve their class knowledge to explain roller coaster mechanics is priceless,” said Professor Nuñez-Rodríguez,
 
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College confers the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Chemical Engineering, Civil, Electrical, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering as a jointly registered, dual- admission program towards a Bachelor of Engineering with The City College of New York. Professor Yoel Rodríguez is the program’s coordinator at Hostos. 
 
About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique "Student Success Coaching Unit" provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.

Hostos offers 29 associate degree programs and five certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to CUNY's four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation's leading urban public university, which serves more than 480,000 students at 24 colleges.