Just how fast can an emergency shelter be assembled? The answer — less than 8 seconds! Over 800 students attended the 20th UVM Design TASC/Aiken GIMME Shelter Challenges held on Saturday, December 4 in the UVM tennis court area of the Patrick Gym. Approximately 60 teams brought emergency shelters to be judged for setup time, cost, weight, and volume (how many could be shipped in specified size containers). Teams also gave marketing presentations to Husky representatives, and individuals from The Vermont Refugee Settlement Program provided feedback on each shelter's livability factor.

» Click to view the 2010 Design TASC Winners

» Click to view the WCAX-TV 3 coverage of this event.



Plan now to attend the fourth Annual Design Night on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 on the 4th floor the UVM Davis Center to see the outcome of this year's SEED projects and other student design projects from Civil and Environmental Engineering.

» Student Experience in Engineering Design (SEED)



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