Asst. Prof. Willis on NatGeo 'Going Deep with David Rees' 7/28

By Suzanne DuludePotter

Mechanical Engineering Asst. Prof. David Willis, an expert in aerodynamics, appears in a segment of National Geographic Channel’s new series “Going Deep with David Rees” scheduled to air on Monday, July 28 at 10 p.m. in the episode, “How to Swat A Fly.” 

Willis was asked by the producers of the show to demonstrate how to use science to accomplish the sometimes difficult task of swatting a fly, including the best tools and the optimal motion. A production crew from the show visited UMass Lowell last spring to film Willis in Ball Hall, where he used a water tank and other equipment for the demonstration.

See more about the show on NatGeo’s website.