That VT lab is awesome. I love the Shrine of Success...basically a wall just filled with plaques from victories past. The Davis lab is getting smaller and smaller with research projects taking up a ton of space...such is the world of big money Research.
talk about research... the UTEP labs are non existant now with all the crazy digital structural research nonsense that is happening I had to do my thesis using matlab... I guess NASA pays the bills right??The berkeley structural lab was pretty insane to me too, a lot of fun stuff lying around i was able to see!
Also, for the record, VT finished 4th Place Overall in 2009 at the Las Vegas NSSBC. The dreaded "Bolt Tab" year for UC Davis where a 50 lb. penalty took the Ags out of 1st Place Overall.