Welcome to the Ken Wells wiki!

Why Wells' wiki ? Well, why not?

My fun classroom stuff:

AP Physics and rocketry lab
Circuit Physics and electronic literacy
Environmental Chemistry
(presented my curriculum at MEES 2011 & BE11: "Mainstreaming Environmental Education in the Chemistry Classroom))
FIRST robotics Team #3566
Structures and Material Science
Advanced Topics in Physics
Making biodiesel in the lab - base catalyzed transesterification of waste vegetable oil under reflux

My fun other stuff:

Theater technical director -

Golden Girls, All in the Timing, Top Girls, Lapin Agile, The Laramie Project, Twelfth Night (Carribean setting), Trojan Women, Our Town, Tartuffe, Enter Laughing, The Diviners, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Prelude to a Kiss, Hotel Paradiso, Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Twelfth Night (Art Deco setting), Fuddy Meers, Piece of My Heart, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind
The Tartuffe set in the new blackbox theater 2006

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Twelfth Night set and cast in 2011

Robotics club -

Senior faculty mentor for FIRST robotics team #3566 - Gone Fishin'

Team Honors and Awards-
  • Highest Rookie Seed at Manchester NH Regional 2011
  • Rookie Inspiration Award 2011
  • Competitor at Nationals in St. Louis 2012

Lego Mindstorms, "extraterrestrial" explorer bot, CNC lathe and router projects

Auto racing -

Designing and building sustainable race vehicles with students - newEVprojects and making biodiesel
Electric vehicle competition. Our champion, built and improved by students in the St. Mark's EV Club, attains efficiency equivalent to 92mpg.

Hillclimb racing on 100% biodiesel fuel. World's fastest biodiesel car in the U4 class that day! ;-) (More info at hillclimb.org)

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Click this map to expand the view of the Mt. Okemo racecourse - driven uphill, westbound on Okemo Mountain Road at stoopid speed!

Autocross racing.
This clip filmed by Peter Smithy '07 at the 21st Century Automotive Challenge 2007. The car is a 2000 Jetta TDI with Shine and Evry mods, running on B100. Won FTD in 21st CAC, BCTI, New Jersey autocross in 2008!

Pit crew mechanic for 1960 Cooper F3 and 1971 Zink 10 FF at Lime Rock and NHMS vintage races in summers 2010 - 2012.

Bradley GT2 restoration project with my son Chris.

This is an especially cool project, since I helped my dad build this same kitcar back in 1977!