My name is Ange Ndayishimiye and I am a senior in the class of 2022, pursuing a B.S.E. in Civil and Environmental Engineering with certificates in Architecture and Engineering, Urban Studies, and East Asian Studies. Originally from the Greater Toronto Area, I spend a large portion of my time at the rugby fields as the Co-Captain of the Princeton Women’s Rugby Club which is transitioning to varsity status next year. Additionally, I serve on the board of the Princeton University ASCE Student Chapter, and am the House Manager of the Cap & Gown Club.
This year I am working with Professor Adriaenssens and the Form Finding Lab to explore the affordances and limitations presented by the use of robotics and digital fabrication tools in the construction of traditional Japanese timber joints, using both physical testing as well as finite element analysis. I hope to extend the research to small scale assemblage applications, and look forward to taking an interdisciplinary approach to an exploration of traditional Japanese construction methods.