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UMass Amherst Students Build Timber Grid Shell as Pop-up Exhibition on Fine Arts Center Plaza

Timber Grid Shell

After a lot of work, the timber gridshell on the Fine Arts Center plaza is now finally up and open to the public. This multidisciplinary design-build project, led by BCT faculty Peggi Clouston and supported by BCT adjunct faculty John Fabel (and many others), involved many students from across UMass. You can find more information […]

Schreyer’s 3D printing course featured on UMass Libraries video

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A recently published promotional video for the UMass Libary’s Digital Media Lab featured BCT Program Director Alex Schreyer’s Honors College seminar “Adventures in 3D Printing”. It shows students from all over campus experiencing 3D printing through small hands-on projects. (Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF-JE16vxSc) You can learn more about the UMass Library’s 3D printing services here.

BCT’s NAHB student group in the news with competition prep

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BCT’s NAHB student group made the news yesterday on local TV-station WWLP with a report about their competition participation at the upcoming International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. As part of the Residential Construction Management Competition, they will get to practice the managerial and technical skills they developed while studying at UMass. (Source: http://wwlp.com/2016/01/12/umass-students-to-compete-in-national-building-competition/) We wish them all the best and good […]

Simi Hoque and Brian Kane talk about their Eureka! experience this summer in new video

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The following video, published by UMass Media Relations, summarizes another successful summer at UMass for the Eureka! Girls Inc. group of Holyoke. BCT’s Simi Hoque, who coordinated their visit to UMass, introduces the many workshops in the video. One of the workshops – on building macaroni bridges – was run by BCT graduate students Carl Fiocchi, Nariman Mostafavi, […]

Engineered wood in wind turbine blades: Focus of Clouston’s NSF-funded summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

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The UMass Offshore Wind Energy Program hosted an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) this summer. BCT Professor, Peggi Clouston, along with her PhD student, Rachel Koh from Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, mentored and supervised two of these students in research projects that explored the use of engineered wood laminates in offshore wind turbine blades. […]