Age: Rising 8th Graders and older
Maximum Enrollment: 14 Students
Returning in 2021
Explore the fundamentals of structural engineering in the School's state-of-the-art Class of 2017 EFX Laboratory. Students design, prototype and build three dimensional structures as creative solutions to engineering challenges.
In this two-week program basic theories of structural design (forces, materials, and properties) will be taught. Students will learn how to analyze a structure and its components by using concepts from math and physics. They will then design and build a structure based on a set of parameters that include cost, manufacturability, performance, and aesthetics. This program will combine academic and hands-on work to provide an insight into structural engineering. The setting for this course is the Hotchkiss Class of 2017 EFX Lab and the Leung Prototyping Studio, giving students access to several fabrication tools including an Epilog Laser Fusion M2 laser cutter and Zortrax and FormLabs 3D printers. Structural Engineering is ideal for those students who are not afraid to fail, iterate, and redesign in the pursuit of creative engineering solutions.