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Outreach Event: Shake Table Competition for Middle School Students

 

Hosts: Blume Earthquake Engineering Research Center & Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center

Participating Middle Schools: Tierra Linda Middle School & Central Middle School, San Carlos, CA

SLC Representative: Curt B. Haselton

Venue : Blume Earthquake Engineering Research Center, Stanford University

Date : April 26, 2006

Event Description: The middle school students were taught the basics of being a good structural engineer and then built "water towers" with popsicle sticks, hot glue, and a brick to serve as the "water tank." The towers were then shaken on the shake table until all of the towers collapsed.

 

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