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Week 3, J-MECH-3: Forensic Engineering

Engineering Outreach, University of Toronto - St. George Campus

Monday, July 20, 2015 - Friday, July 24, 2015
St. George Campus TorontoONCanada  M5S 0A7
Monday, July 20, 2015 - Friday, July 24, 2015
St. George Campus TorontoONCanada  M5S 0A7

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What's Included

In 1994, a Boeing 737 US Airways aircraft crashed after taking off from Chicago’s O’Hare International airport, en route to West Palm Beach, Florida. It took 4.5 years for investigators to figure out that the design of the airplane’s rudder system was to blame. During the investigation, forensic engineers performed test after test, sorting through evidence to come to a conclusion. As a result, Boeing reconsidered its rudder design and improved its function. The Boeing 737 is now one of the safest aircraft flying the skies. The role of a forensic engineer is to analyze evidence and draw conclusions. A forensic engineer can determine why an entire building fell down or how a simple tool such as a ladder caused a serious injury. In this course, students will learn about material behaviour, tools for analysis, and how to design components and perform stress analysis. Students will also learn how engineering practices are tied to legal practices and liability laws.

About This Organizer

The Engineering Student Outreach Office (ESOO), created in Fall 2009, manages and administers the core outreach programs offered by the Faculty. We act as the central unit for outreach activities promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education to a wide audience. We design and deliver programs centrally, and coordinate the activities by other entities including student organizations, Faculty members, and Departments. The vast majority of outreach activities supported by ESOO are pre-university programming.

The Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering is committed to inspiring youth within the community and across the world through outreach programming that focuses on engineering and applied sciences. These programs range from summer live-in programs to weekend courses during the fall and spring terms.

Below is a listing of our current program offerings. Click on the links to find out more about each program.

Organizer Info

  • Engineering Outreach, University of Toronto

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