Engineering PEeps

The November issue ofPEmagazine toldthe taleofEmma Cardini, P.E., one of two professional engineers who inspected the Washington Monument after it was damaged by a 5.8-magnitude earthquake last August. Cardini and her colleagues rappelled down the monument to check for damage.

Now a few other…squishier…people have joined their efforts. Or should we say, peep-le.

For the last six years, theWashington Posthas sponsored its Peeps Show, an annual contest that asks participants to submit dioramas using the marshmallow candy shaped into chicks, bunnies, and other animals. The finalists are displayed at Artomatic, a month-long indoor art festival in the D.C. area.

“Engipeeps Rappelling Down the Washington Monument” was a creation of the Turner family: Vanessa, 7, came up with the original idea, and her parents Jennifer and Paul collaborated. According to the creators, “Our diorama captures not only three brave engipeeps rappelling down the 555-foot monument, but also the colorful collection of local peeple and tourists who came out to watch and photograph them.”

View the entries forPeeps Show VI.

Photo (left) credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images
Photo (right) credit: Eva Kaplan-Leiserson

Published June 28, 2012 by NSPE

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