Structural Engineering: Building Better Bridges


Find out just how strong a piece of paper can be, bridge distances you’d never think possible, and see the simple geometry at the root of the longest bridges in the world in this active workshop on structural engineering. Students learn how structures stand up, and then work in teams to design and build bridges using recycled materials. Examples from architecture and engineering developed at MIT deepen students’ appreciation of the structures all around us. Recommended for middle school students.