Structural Engineering Traveling Fellowship
Deployable Structures: Elegant Kinematics for Social Sustainability
Based on her winning essay, “Deployable Structures: Elegant Kinematics for Social Responsibility,” for which she was awarded the 2011 SOM Structural Engineering Fellowship, Ashley will continue to expand her interest in kinematic structures by studying the application of deployable structures for disaster relief. Her itinerary will include 1) visiting the site of a recent disaster, 2) meeting designers at research centers and design firms, and 3) evaluating deployable structures through site visits. She will begin her itinerary in Haiti with the site visit of a recent disaster and then will proceed to study deployable structures in the United States and throughout Europe.