Vicki May

Vicki May has been teaching engineering since 1997 and has been at Dartmouth since 2005 where she is currently an Instructional Associate Professor at the Thayer School of Engineering. Helping people of all ages understand basic engineering concepts and appreciate the engineering around them are important goals to Vicki. She loves to build things, often with the help of her children, and incorporates hands-on learning in her courses whenever possible. Vicki received a BS in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1991 and an MS and PhD in civil/structural engineering from Stanford University in 1992 and 1996, respectively. She has won several teaching awards over the years including Professor of the Year for Dartmouth and New Hampshire.

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Engineering of Structures: Tension (Coursera)

May 27th 2024
Engineering of Structures: Tension (Coursera)
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This course deals with tension. Tension is one of the easiest forces to understand. It is a pulling force. When we tend to pull an object, it is in tension. Different elements that resist tension in buildings are ropes, cables, and funicular forms. You will study different structures and [...]
May 27th 2024
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36.00 EUR/month

Engineering of Structures: Compression (Coursera)

May 27th 2024
Engineering of Structures: Compression (Coursera)
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This course deals with compression. When we push an object, it compresses. Compression is what's going to hold up our building. Arches, vaults, domes, and anti-funicular forms help resist compression. In this course, you will learn about different columns and arches and their role in resisting compression. You'll also [...]
May 27th 2024
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36.00 EUR/month

Engineering of Structures: Tension and Compression (Coursera)

May 27th 2024
Engineering of Structures: Tension and Compression (Coursera)
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This course deals with tension and compression. After going through this course, you will understand why tensegrity structures and sculptures are different from other structures. You will also explore tension and compression in different types of trusses. Additionally you will understand determinacy and realize how it applies to trusses. [...]
May 27th 2024
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36.00 EUR/month

Engineering of Structures: Response of Structures (Coursera)

May 27th 2024
Engineering of Structures: Response of Structures (Coursera)
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This course explores the impact of different forces on the construction of bug buildings. It provides an overall understanding of how buildings respond to different forces that impact their designs.
May 27th 2024
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39.00 EUR/month

Engineering of Structures: Shear and Bending (Coursera)

May 27th 2024
Engineering of Structures: Shear and Bending (Coursera)
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This course deals with shear and bending. Shear is a set of parallel, non-collinear forces acting across an element and bending is the curved form taken by a slender element when subjected to loads perpendicular to the element. These forces are easy to understand. You will study how stress [...]
May 27th 2024
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39.00 EUR/month

The Engineering of Structures Around Us (edX)

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The Engineering of Structures Around Us (edX)
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Explore how engineers design bridges and buildings in our communities and iconic structures around the world. In this introductory course, you’ll learn some engineering principles that can be applied to structural systems everywhere: in nature, in furniture, in mechanical and aerospace systems, and in any solid object that resists [...]