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2008 News in Brief



Seniors cap their undergrad engineering education by designing portable bridges

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People living in savanna climates can easily cross the small shallow streams that exist for most of the year. However, during the rainy season, these streams swell and create impassable barriers. As part of the senior capstone course, 1.103 Civil and Environmental Engineering Design, Professor Herbert Einstein asked students to design and build strong, light bridges that could be brought out during such floods. Read more.