Posted on June 26th, 2015 by Mary Lord
In this activity for middle school science, high school physics, or engineering, groups of students explore the housing crisis caused by natural disasters by applying appropriate technology and fluid mechanics to design sustainable shelters that can withstand flooding and high winds.
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Tags: Archimedes principle, Bernoulli, Class Activities, Design, disaster shelter, Engineering Design Process, fluid dynamics, Grades 6-8, load, Physics, statics
Posted on August 9th, 2013 by Mary Lord
Few senior design projects ever go further than the classroom. Not so for four Calvin College civil and environmental engineering students. Their capstone project – a disaster shelter – took top honors in a national contest.
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Tags: Civil Engineering, Competitions for Students, Contest, design competition, design contest, disaster shelter, engineering students, environment, Environmental Engineering