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

 Civil Engineers

Civil engineers usually are on computers designing what they are going to build. The main challenge for them is the weather condition of the day of construction. There could be a hurricane, storm, rain, mudslide, etc. Anything could happen so civil engineers have to work very efficiently because when engineers fail, people die. 

Mechanical Engineers

Mechanical engineers usually are in offices but occasionally visit worksites. Students are only required to have a bachelor's degree to become Mechanical engineers. Becuase this type of engineering is very broad, mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal devices, including toold, engines, and machines. 

Industrial Engineers

Industrial engineers find more efficient ways to use machines and tools to improve work. To become a civil a student would only need a bachelors degree preferably in industrial engineering. Although, most industrial engineers have degrees in mechanical engineering. 

STEP 1: Desigin 

First, we drew out multiple sketches in order to decide the most reliable design

Step 2: Building Bridges

 

First, we started building the bridge according to the design.

Step 3: Testing

 

Resources: 
  • 144 balsawood strips (1/8" x 1/8" x 36")
  • 15 balsa wood planks (1/8" x3" x 36") 
  • 15 hot glue sticks

PREZI

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