Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Structural Engineers for a Month
They were taking part in COSMOS, an outreach program partially funded by the University of California to encourage students to study science, technology, engineering and math in college.
In the program's earthquake engineering track, students learned cutting-edge techniques to retrofit the structures they built and how to make them damage-proof during an earthquake using sophisticated methods like shear walls, isolator for the structures' base and more.
"I feel like I've been learning a lot about structural engineering," said Kevin Yturralde, 17, a senior at Morse High School in the Paradise Hills neighborhood of San Diego. "The content we learn is important. But it's also a great look into what college life would be."
Some pictures of the fun below: