CAAD holds Academic Insight 2015

March 11th, 2015 Comments Off on CAAD holds Academic Insight 2015

On Saturday, Feb. 28, the College of Architecture, Art and Design held Academic Insight, an event for admitted MSU students and their guests.

The event, held at the Leo W. Seal M-Club, was meant to help students get a better understanding of the programs within the college and was a chance for students to meet other incoming students, current students and professors.

After a department fair, students and their guests had a chance to mingle with current students and faculty over breakfast before Dean Jim West presented an overview of the college.

After the presentation, the group split up into the four college units – architecture, art, interior design and building construction science – and went to those facilities for a “breakout session.”

During the sessions, parents had a chance to meet with the program directors and faculty while students worked on an activity meant to give them a glimpse into their program.

The School of Architecture split students into groups and presented them with a bag of supplies: 20 pieces of spaghetti, one yard of string, one yard of masking tape and one regular marshmallow. The groups were challenged to build the tallest tower in 18 minutes.

A few groups triumphed, while others found that their towers crumbled from the enormous weight of the marshmallow.

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