Students in the entering Class of 2018 spent a sunny day at orientation, part of which were team building exercises.
Frank Romano (V'16) instructs his group on the "Star" exercise".
The group forms a star out of a loop of rope..
then fill in a star diagram with what they agree are the five most important qualities for a team code.
Here Dr. Sandy Ayres explains that part of the exercise to another group.
A couple examples of the completed diagrams.
Dr. Kristine Burgess loves the photo bomb.
The "Ball Toss" involves the group tossing first one, then another, and another and another and another and another ball in specific order to other group members. The exercise is designed as an example of multitasking.
The group discussed the effects with Facilitators afterward.
The "Magic Carpet"; the group has to work together to flip the "carpet over while still standing on it.
In "Traffic Jam" one line has to pass by the other and maintain the same position in line - all while only
making one "jump" at a time.
In "Helium Stick" the group has to work together to sit down while each of them maintain contact (with both hands) on the stick. It's name comes from the natural impuls to raise and not lower during the exercise.