Students taming 'Chaos'

Students at the College of Technology at Columbus assisted a local company with restoring “Chaos I”, a seven-ton, large sculpture located at the Columbus Commons. The student involvement in the project was led by Lucian Silvian, visiting assistant professor of mechanical engineering technology. The students are enrolled in a service-learning class called Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS). They will take a couple of years to create 3-D computer diagrams of each of the sculpture’s movements and write instructions for assembly and subassembly. “They are learning to collaborate as a team with others from a variety of fields and backgrounds,” Silvian said. “That gives them an early look at what they will face in the workplace.”