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Building Bridges at MCC
Students in MCC's Strength of Materials engineering course wrapped up their semester building bridges - literally!
The future engineers, from Professor Michelle Stein's program were tasked with building a balsa wood bridge.  The only specifications for the project dictated that the bridges couldn't exceed 18 inches by four inches by two inches.
Each of the bridges was loaded until collapse.
The winning bridge held over 280 pounds!  Congrats to the winning bridge-builders, Emilio Eldakkache of Chelmsford, Dale Gable of Arlington, and Nicholas Vercollone of Wakefield!!!
The Strength of Materials engineering class is designed to introduce students to stress and analysis of basic structural materials subjected to various pressure loads.  The primary focus of the course is on the concepts of stress and strain at a point, stress-temperature relationships, force and deformation analysis of bodies under loadings and shear and bending moment diagrams!  Whew! 
Our terrific students might bend under stress, but they don't break!
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Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 11:03 AM by MCC Blog Admin


Winny Oyamo said:

It is great to see our students get such practical experience!!

Thumbs up!


# May 12, 2017 11:58 AM

Diane Lauber said:

You guys make learning look like a lot of fun! :)
# May 12, 2017 9:02 PM
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