Shake, rattle and roll

Engineering students (from left) Alisa Ma, Eriane (E.J.) Adams, Sherrie Fowler (standing), Josh Kuperman and team captain Jonathan Bingham work on the model they built in the WUSTL earthquake engineering lab prior to competing at a seismic design competition in New Orleans. The competition was sponsored by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute the week of Feb. 4. The WUSTL group was the only team from the Midwest participating. The structure was made to withstand simulated seismic impacts and to be cost efficient and visually pleasing. WUSTL engineers took first place for building costs, sixth for income, 14th for seismic cost and had an overall ranking of No. 8.