March 04, 2012
JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF
Applicants to Olin had to construct a foam-and-paper tower that would hold a 2-pound weight but fall over in a breeze.
Mariko Thorbecke worked on her team’s entry.
Diego Guerrero helped design his team’s entry.
Geoffrey Pleiss gave them instructions while riding a bike.
With time running out to assemble the entry, one team worked on a table in front of hung student artwork.