- In the 2014–2015 school year, Tufts Dining on the Medford/Somerville campus composted 300 tons of food waste—more than 50 percent of which was post-consumer, or food sent to the dish room by students/customers.
The project seemed simple—create structures out of marshmallows and toothpicks, then test their stability on an earthquake simulator fashioned from ping pong balls and rubber bands. But when Ayman Halaseh, EG15, urged the children to “go bigger—make a building,” they stared at him blankly.
In 1825, a local engineer named Loammi Baldwin, Jr., was commissioned by federal government to build a dry dock at Charlestown Navy Yard. Baldwin began by taking cues from the sea itself, measuring low and high tides every day for several years.