GAMES Camp 2016

Prof. Hutchens and Matt Milner revived the ‘Sole Solution’ design activity at this year’s week-long GBAM (Girls Building Awesome Machines) camp. The activity, which gives campers the opportunity to mix their own elastomer foam ‘insoles’ and test them for cushioning and bounciness characteristics, was enabled by outreach coordinator, Joe Muskin, and graduate student organizer, Aaron Anderson. Students learned about concepts like energy dissipation and composition-dependent material response.

Campers display their molded elastomer foam.