After thousands of homes were shattered in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, engineers around the globe sought ways for sturdier homes. Apparently though it didn’t take an engineer, but a few sixth-grade students. Three students from Gahanna were recently crowned victors at eCYBERMISSION in Leesburg, Va., sponsored by the U.S. Army. Ashton Cofer, Julie Bray and Luke Clay designed a hyperbolic paraboloid house out of bamboo that proved to be earthquake proof.
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