June 15, 1997
June 15, 1997
June 18, 1997
2.375.1 - 2.375.7
Student Control of Engineering Mall
Richard S. Marleau, Jeffrey Schowalter, John Bollinger College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
During the 1993-94 academic year a fountain included in an associated park-like structure, covering an area 115 ft. by 300 ft. designed by sculptor William Conrad Severson, was constructed in front of the University of Wisconsin Engineering Hall, becoming part of the larger campus complex, Henry Mall. This extends from the engineering campus well into the entire campus and builds a visual link to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
At the south end of this park-like area stands a dynamic piece of art, the Maquina, consisting of a pair of what many of us see as large calipers standing the order of 25 ft. high and wide, which include several arrays-of-nozzles and individual nozzles each fed through electrically controlled valves. A photograph of this sculpture is presented in Figure 1.
Figure 1 UW College of Engineering Maquina Fountain This structure and support equipment has become a very tantalizing and productive laboratory environment in which our students carry out a wide range of design and development projects. From the original conception through construction completion, Dean John Bollinger saw this facility as a hands-on laboratory for the students and the faculty of the entire College of Engineering. The entire cost of this structure was met with alumni gifts of cash donations and corporate gifts in kind. It provides a valuable and elegant hands-on on-line experiment for our students. It has also begun to provide a focal point of cooperation and team projects with students in the arts.
Marleau, R. S., & Bollinger, J., & Schowalter, J. (1997, June), Student Control Of Engineering Mall Paper presented at 1997 Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. https://peer.asee.org/6800
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