University of Southern California The USC Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering Pre-College Summer Programs - Student Portfolios

Week 2

This week, we focused on civil and mechanical engineering.  To prepare for our big project at the end, we did an exercise with index cards to show us the importance of a superstructure.  Without a superstructure, the index cards could hold significantly less hex nuts than when it had a superstructure.  We also prepared by building a test rover to show us how our real rover should work.

Our main project this week was to build a bridge and a rover that can carry 3 bricks.  To see more about this project, click on the "Building the Bridge" tab on the side.