CAAD takes part in 2016 Imagine the Possibilities career expo

October 12th, 2016 Comments Off on CAAD takes part in 2016 Imagine the Possibilities career expo

Students, staff and alumni from the Mississippi State College of Architecture, Art and Design participated in “Imagine the Possibilities,” a career expo. for Northeast Mississippi 8th graders sponsored by Create’s Toyota Wellspring Education Fund.

The event was held Oct. 4-6 at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo, and MSU participated in the Architecture and Construction Pathway.

MSU projects included:

  • Giant “Legos”
    Goal: To show the importance of teamwork and communication between architects and construction professionals
    Task: Students were given a variety of projects to build throughout the event with the giant blocks, including a tiny house with one entry and a window; a chair; an arch; and a bridge.
  • Giant Jenga
    A giant version of JENGA built by Building Construction Science students at Mississippi State University … because, why not?!
    “It’s the classic block-stacking, stack-crashing game of JENGA! How will you stack up against the law of gravity? Stack the wooden blocks in a sturdy tower, then take turns pulling out blocks one by one until the whole stack crashes down. Is your hand steady enough to pull out the last block before the tower collapses? If it is, you’ll win at JENGA!”
  • 3D Houses
    Students were given pieces of wood that fit together to form a 3d house. They had to work together to fit the puzzle together. Some students competed to see who could do the puzzle the fastest.
  • Kit of Parts
    Students were given a cardboard sheet with various shapes that popped out. They could then cut notches in the sheets to piece them together into whatever they imagined. Creations included power lines, bridges, Star Wars spaceships, catapults, and more!

MSU students also helped with Architecture South’s interior design booth, where students were challenged to piece together an interior space.

See more about the event and photos at or on social media with the hashtag #msitp16.

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