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Testing an Engineer’s Strength

A photograph of Materials Science Engineering students testing the tensile strength of a variety of materials.

Aeriel Murphy (Center), MSE PhD Student and GSI, helps Peter Forhan (Left) and Samyak Harsh (Right), MSE BSE Students, test the tensile strength of a material in a MATSCI360 course in the H.H. Dow Building on November 8, 2016. Students tested the tensile strengths of various materials by applying steady pressure to them and recording and comparing the results. Photo: Joseph Xu/Michigan Engineering Multimedia Content Producer, University of Michigan