Monthly Archives: April 2015
What an awesome tour of Portland’s bridges today! Thanks to our amazing tour guide, Nathan Hoover, our students took their knowledge of bridge design to a whole new level, and they came away with a wealth of history about Portland’s bridges. Among the highlights of this tour included an inside look at how ODOT’s highway cam system works and an inside and topside tour of the Morrison Bascule Bridge. This included an up-close and personal view of the draw bridge in action. Our students also took a stroll on the Broadway Bridge and put in a few miles in some interesting places along the Waterfront and the Union Station area.
For the past several weeks, our students have been studying package engineering, including the functions of a good package as well as the properties of packages. Students are now applying what they know about package engineering to design and create a plant package that will take into account the basic needs of a plant that will be transported. Our students are currently engaged in the “Create” stage. Next week we examine their constructions in the “Improve” stage. Thanks, too, for the many containers donated. They are being put to good use!