Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Putting a LEGO twist on a longstanding rivalry helps stress collaboration

Even Google recruits are using LEGO bricks! In a mind match between Stanford University and University of California Berkeley at Google’s corporate headquarters, Google college recruits challenged 120 students to build bridges out of LEGO bricks. “’It's a little stressful,’ Oehlberg, who earned her bachelor's at Stanford but attends graduate school at UC-Berkeley, said of the fast-paced competition. ‘Everyone is like `We've got to do this right away. We've got to do it and do it right.”” Read on to see how the intensity of the competition unfolded.