Rose-Hulman Civil Engineering Students Seeking Design Project Ideas

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Civil engineering students working in the modular strong-wall structural testing lab wearing hard hats.

First-year civil engineering students are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to use their problem-solving skills this spring designing solutions for projects provided by Wabash Valley residents, businesses and community agencies.

First-year Rose-Hulman civil engineering students are gearing up to work on design projects in the spring. They are currently seeking ideas from Wabash Valley citizens, businesses, and community organizations.

Typical projects include parking lot designs, solutions for drainage and traffic problems, site development layouts, 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 8.

Because they are early in their college education careers, first-year students have limited engineering skills. However, they always show enthusiasm and creativity and provide a genuine service to the community. Civil engineering professors Namita Shrestha and Matthew Lovell are expecting to have students working on 10 different projects.

Persons with project ideas should contact Lovell at 812-877-8318 or send a message to with a project description by February 19.