AREVA, Vector Space host engineering event
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Areva and Vector Space, a local educational nonprofit, recently hosted students for a "Seismic Shake-up Challenge" at the new Vector Space building in Lynchburg.
Parents and students ages 8 to 12 put science, technology, engineering and math skills to use designing and building structures out of coffee stirrers and modeling clay to with stand simulated earthquakes.
"Getting the chance to create and build a structure and test the design right away to see if it would break was really cool," said Carlie Freeman, daughter of Areva employee Bob Freeman.
The event was held as part of National Engineers Week, which ended Saturday.