Ashley and Greg performed summer research at Boeing Seattle
Lab member Perla Latorre and Khanh Vo led an outreach event, Camp Connect II. Camp Connect II is a summer camp for high school and middle school students. They are exposed to different engineering activities that encourage them to pursue careers in STEM. “The Balancing Act of Tensegrity” was the topic discussed with the students which introduced them to the term tensegrity – a stable structure consisting of members under tension and compression, where the members in tension are contiguous while the members in compression are not. Later the students had the opportunity to create their own structure with the help of our lab members. It is was a fun morning for everyone.