Sep 2013

Robo Geckos Lego League Team Visits

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The Robo Geckos Lego League is designing a system to resist a natural disasters this year.  It is a challenging problem to say the least, but this group of 10-13 year olds is up to the task.  They stopped by Patton hall on Sept. 5, 2013 for a demonstration on how structural engineers design buildings to resist earthquakes.  They built buildings with rigid, brittle, and ductile joints and found that buildings with ductile joints are economical and can undergo large inelastic displacements without falling down.  Thanks for coming by and good luck this year with your challenge!