D^3 Day 2016 was a success!

D3 Day, or Drop everything and Design Day, took place this past December 3rd in Lopata Hall on the WashU campus. We hosted two dozen bright young engineers at the event, and led them in a house making challenge. Their task: build a house out of cups, tape, plastic wrap, and a few other select materials that withstands heat, "rain," "snow," flood, and wind. With the help of WashU volunteers, the students worked together in groups to create houses with some really unique, thought-out and effective features. After hours of building and tweaking, the houses stood their ground against many of the tests! It was a successful and fun day, and we can't wait for our Spring 2017 D3 day on March 4th! Check out some photos from the event: 




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Studio: TESLA aims to expose minority, underrepresented, and/or low income students to STEAM initiatives through interactive, after school clubs. D^3: Drop everything and Design Day was an innovative service event put on by Studio: TESLA and the Gephardt Institute of Public Service. D^3 hosted over 40 WashU volunteers and scholars from schools across the St. Louis region for a fun and challenging design challenge, STEAM rotational exposition, a tasty pizza lunch, and team presentations. Parents were given information to assist their scholars in college and career planning and were also able to see final presentations of the scholars' projects. WashU volunteers participated in D^3 as a part of Meet St. Louis 2015. Please see pictures of the event below.