Inside Rensselaer
Volume 6, No. 10, May 25, 2012
   

Engineering Students Go Under the Big Top

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Mark Century

Engineering Students Go Under the Big Top

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus came to Albany in May and they invited some Rensselaer engineering students to go backstage for a behind-the-scenes meeting with “The Human Fuse” (aka Brian Miser). The Human Fuse “flies across the arena floor from a crossbow (on fire) that he himself designed,” according to the circus’ spokesperson.  The students were invited to get a “sneak peek” at the crossbow and chat with Miser about his process for designing the stunt for the show.  Photos by Jill Evans
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 6, Number 10, May 25, 2012
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