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Design Projects Needed for Freshmen Civil Engineering Students

January 9, 2012

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  Learning Engineering Skills: Civil engineering students learn a variety of skills, like surveying, that can be useful in completing their first-year design projects.

Freshmen civil engineering students at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology are ready to put their innovative ideas to good use on design projects during the spring academic quarter.  Traditionally, these projects are sponsored by local citizens and community groups.

As freshmen, the students have limited engineering skills, but they always show a lot of enthusiasm and creativity, and provide a genuine service to the community.  Civil Engineering Professors John Aidoo and Jenny Mueller-Price are expecting to have 12 different projects this spring.

Typical projects include parking lot layouts, solutions for drainage and traffic problems, simple waste treatment problems, floor plans for small buildings, and designs for athletic fields, playgrounds and park projects.

Each project is completed by the students in nine weeks.  The spring quarter begins on March 5.

If you are interested in offering a project for the Rose-Hulman freshman civil engineering design program, please contact Professor Aidoo at 812-877-8594 or send an e-mail describing your project to by Feb. 17.