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SEEDS: ENGINEERING OUTREACH
Event Prerequisite
  • None

Composites Challenge


 

Wu Shock wants to go skydiving, but for some reason he can only find a parachute and not the support straps. With out the straps to attach his harness to the parachute there is no way he can go skydiving. It is up to the SEEDS future engineers to design a strong and light composite material to use for the straps to ensure his safety during his adventures.

Participants will learn about composite materials, mechanical properties of materials, and the many applications and types of composite materials. The participants will work in small groups to accomplish this challenge.

A basic understanding of material properties and knowledge of composites is helpful, but not necessary.