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Ship Shape: Making Models

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Imagine building models for a living! These engineers at NAVSEA Carderock in Bethesda, Maryland, spend their days creating and testing models that often become the prototypes for ships in the Navy's fleet. They start with 3-D computer drawings that contain information about the size and shape of a desired ship. Using wood, foam, and fiberglass, the engineers construct ships to scale, meaning the samples are built in miniature with all their features in proportion. During testing, computers, sensors, and cameras measure the way the models hold up to different forces -- even real ocean conditions.
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  • Alabama Humanities Foundation
    A state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • The Stephens Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
e-Learning for Educators/ APT Learn Online
  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
  • U.S. Department of Education
STEM Education Initiative
  • Ann & Alfred F. Delchamps, Jr. Charitable Fund
  • BBVA Compass Bank
  • Beverly and Gary Cooper Charitable Fund
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
General Educational Support
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Books-A-Million
  • Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
  • Publix
  • Wells Fargo
PBS Kids Programs
  • Alabama Power
  • Books-A-Million
  • Children's of Alabama
  • Publix
  • US Space & Rocket Center
American Graduate
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Southern Education Desk
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting