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Learning by Shaking

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Over the past seven years, more than 7,000 sixth-graders from 26 schools in San Diego County have built and shaken K'NEX structures on shake tables at the Jacobs School. Engineering students run the outreach program through the UC San Diego chapter of the Society of Civil and Structural Engineers and are now expanding it to other Southern California universities. "We not only inspire kids to choose engineering careers, but also develop young engineers into more effective communicators and more engaged citizens," said co-founder Colin Haynes, a Gordon Scholar and structural engineering Ph.D. student at the Jacobs School.

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