“Build not to fail” is a lesson all civil engineers are taught. But failure was the only option at the annual student-run gingerbread house competition and oh was it sweet fun!
Engineering students competed Wednesday in the second annual gingerbread house competition, in which the structural integrity of their candy-covered creations was put to the test using the university’s earthquake simulator.
The annual Engineering Research and Innovation Conference comes to a close today after several partnership-focused events.
Engineering students built gingerbread houses and then quickly destroyed them by subjecting the tasty structures to earthquake forces in a Northeastern lab on Wednesday.
Engineering professors earn NSF grant to advance research to mitigate building damage during earthquakes by shoring up the surrounding soil.
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