MIT senior Quinn Vollmert, left, and sophomore Adam Talsma practice their team's steel bridge construction sequence outside the MIT Student Center on May 5. The two are part of an MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering team that is competing in the American Society of Civil Engineers National Steel Bridge Competition to be held May 23-24 at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Their bridge will be assembled at the competition and must withstand a 2,500-pound load. The judges will score teams on constructability, usability, stiffness, construction speed, efficiency, economy and looks.
With over 200 published papers, multiple books, and countless media appearances, Emanuel’s 41 years at MIT have been marked by influential research into hurricane formation and climate change outreach.