Art was folded with tech at the Origami Engineering show

March 2, 2023

Students unfolded creations from expandable boats to simulated muscles at the first annual Origami Engineering Trade Show. The event, organized by Professor Glaucio Paulino and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, showcases ways that engineers can apply the ancient art of folding to modern challenges.

“Origami always brings to mind paper cranes, but there are so many real-world applications it can be used for,” said sophomore Connor Neill, who was part of a team presenting a plan for a wooden, pop-up origami staircase. “I was amazed by how much you can experiment with origami for different purposes. I’m also taking an architecture class where we use laser cutting and casting, so I’ve been able to transfer some of my skills to that.”.... Click here to read full story