Maker's Space: Elizabethan Engineering

Students Making a Trebuchet
October 1, 2016

Build like an Elizabethan!

INNOVATORS WANTED, Shakespearian Style!

No registration necessary! Visitors of all ages can drop by the UMD Library between 1-4 pm on October 15 and 16, as the Rotunda is transformed into an interactive hands-on "Maker's Space." Explore the intersection of science, engineering, and art.  Then, stop by the Tweed Museum to view the First Folio!

Learn: What was on the minds of innovators 400 years ago? How have engineering concepts advanced since the Elizabethan Era? What are the favorite Shakespearean quotes of Duluth residents? What's the difference between a catapult and a trebuchet? What are the origins & history of paper? What's a Haiku?

Shakespeare himself was an innovator of his era and he developed written works that have no rival.  All who attend will learn about engineering by making paper and learning about technology as it existed during the Elizabethan Era, when Shakespeare wrote his famous works.  Nearly 30 UMD engineering students from the SCSE pre-professional clubs, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, the Society of Women Engineers, and Society of Mining Metallurgy and Exploration will deliver short hands-on investigations on these questions and more. 

Nearly 30 UMD engineering students from the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, The Society of Women Engineers, and Society of Mining Metallurgy and Exploration will offer investigations on these questions and more. The program is best suited for adults, families, and children over 3 years old.

For information contact: Dr. Elizabeth HillAssistant Professor – Chemical Engineering,University of Minnesota Duluth, 218-726-8759.

Students pictured above (l-r): Kelsey Miller, electrical engineering major and member of Tau Beta Pi, Kyle Blood, chemical engineering major and president of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, and Tayler Hebner, chemical engineering major and member of the Society of Women Engineers.  UMD's Swenson College of Science and Engineering, the Katherine A. Martin Library, and the Tweed Museum are event sponsors.