This exhibition, located in Friend Center Engineering Library,  was designed by the students of the Fall 2016 term course “CEE463: A Social and Multi-Dimensional Exploration of Structures.” In this course, students learned the engineering principles behind thin shell structures, and their social and symbolic dimensions. This integrated perspective was developed through detailed engineering analysis, first-hand experiences of the structures in their context from site visits to Cuba, and the process of building the exhibited models. The stimulating experience of model creation challenged students to overcome conceptual problems similar to those encountered in the construction of the structures in actuality.

Exhibition Opening Celebration (Thursday, April 27, 2017):
We will begin the evening at 6 PM in the Friend Center Auditorium (101), across the library, where we will present (1) a description of the course, CEE463, which developed the exhibition, (2) an introduction to the theme of the exhibition, and (3) a discussion of how this course, and similar ones, can be adopted to expand collaborative teaching and research between engineering and the humanities. This part should take no longer than 45 minutes.

This talk and discussion is followed by a visit to the exhibition, where students will present their contributions. Food and refreshments will be served at that time in the Friend Center Atrium, which is in between the auditorium and the library. A student Latin dance group, MasFlow, will also give a performance.

If you would like to join us please RSVP to mgarlock@princeton.edu to assist with our planning.

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Place: Friend Center
Detailed program:
6:00pm – 6:45pm (Friend 101): Lecture on Creativity in Cuban Thin-Shell Structures
6:45pm – 8:00pm (Friend Center Engineering Library): Student tour of exhibition
6:45pm – 8:00pm (Friend Atrium): Dinner and Refreshments
7:00pm (Friend Atrium): MasFlow Latin Dancing Performance