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Spider ‘Bot Weaves Towers


Remember how bluebirds helped Snow White tidy up an abandoned cottage in the Disney classic? Meet Spider Drone, a quadcopter that weaves structures out of steel cables and can operate at heights unreachable by ordinary building equipment.

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Class Acts: The Water Guy

drivingforceWhen he was a senior in high school, Marc Edwards was sure he wanted to be a veterinarian. But after he spent a summer working with pets and getting bitten, he realized that “vets end up treating the owners more than the animals.” So he switched to civil engineering. Edwards is now a professor at Virginia Tech.

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Kristen Scudder

Civil Engineer

Kristen Scudder is a junior at the University of Southern California studying civil engineering with an emphasis on architecture. She is a member of a dance company and teaches ballet.

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