The Structures Symposium Committee is responsible for scheduling and arranging this annual day-long event. The Committee solicits and reviews abstracts, selecting presentations that cover a broad range of structural engineering issues.
SEAOI is urgently looking for volunteers to build models to use at events promoting awareness of structural engineering among school-age children.
Using hands-on, interactive models is a fun and effective way to present structural engineering concepts and systems to young students, their parents, and the general public that attend these type of events. While allowing for interactive exploration, some models are very simple, others are more complex.
As we expand our library of models, we are looking for volunteers to create new models or recreate and enhance some of the existing models that we have used over the years. These models are the centerpiece of our engagement with the students and a means to spark their imagination and curiosity while providing tidbits of education.
You can build the model(s) by yourself or together with a group of your friends or co-workers. Either way your help is greatly appreciated.
If you can help or would like to learn more about this effort, please contact SEAOI. We would love to tell you more about it and share additional information on possible model ideas and themes as well as tips and photos of existing models and of previous events (showing the models in use).