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Engineer Solves Glass Slipper Dilemma
10/19/2012

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Tim
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Flying Carpet
Tim   10/21/2012 9:35:58 PM
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I always wondered if the flying carpet from the Alladin stories was feasible.  This seems like something that could be produced.  Not sure though.

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Re: Fostering young girls' interest in STEM
tekochip   10/21/2012 11:00:09 AM
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True, a fun exercise. I remember reading an engineering paper on what sort of damage King Kong really would have caused if be attempted to scale a building and then fall to the street below.

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gsmith120   10/19/2012 5:00:27 PM
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It is a fun example. I guess this kind of example can interest someone or bore them to tears. Personally, I like it.

tekochip
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What kind of glass?
tekochip   10/19/2012 9:53:18 AM
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Maybe it was even quartz?

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mrdon   10/19/2012 9:43:12 AM
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Beth, I agree. Its cool to use engineering to solve old and new problems. Its also important to maintain a creative mindset through imagination foster by fairytales.  Also, the problem illustrates that not only men are good engineers but women as well. This problem should be presented to the Myth Busters to validate the math behind the solution.

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Fostering young girls' interest in STEM
Beth Stackpole   10/19/2012 7:26:59 AM
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Fun example and certainly one that could and should be used to encourage interest in STEM among girls. While the math may play out, I like your mom's version that the slippers were magic. Afterall, some fairy tales are better left to just that--fairy tales.

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