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UCL in the News: London Schools respond to Engineering Challenge

3 July 2007

The Institution of Civil Engineers, Constructionskills and Construction Industry Council challenged 96 14 year olds from 9 schools from across London to a day-long event on 22 June 2007 at UCL.

The Rapid Response Challenge provides the students with a natural disaster scenario for analysis.  Following this, the students prepare engineering designs and construct shelters and water transportation systems. …

The day focused on a recent natural disaster such as Hurrican Mitch in Honduras and used it to demonstrate the key role that civil engineers play in such situations.  The whole event was supported by UCL who will be running an MSc course in Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management (EEDM) from September. …

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