Staff Mentor Purdue Engineering Students Taking On 16 Tech

Several of our staff, including President Rick Conner himself, are actively mentoring Purdue University senior-level civil engineering students as they tackle components of the 16 Tech project. Professionals from Citizens Energy Group and Shrewsberry & Associates are also involved. It’s all part of the CE 498 Civil Engineering Design Project coursework where students plan, design, and analyze a civil project. The students are divided into six interdisciplinary teams to design a certain aspect of 16 Tech. These include a bridge over Fall Creek; a six roadway segment complete with storm sewer and utility coordination; drainage plans; utility infrastructure such as new well and a transmission main feeding downtown Indianapolis; a central core park with an amphitheater and other amenities; and a Levee Park along the southeast bend of Fall Creek. Along the way, the students have multiple opportunities to hear from and ask questions of American Structurepoint staff working on our 16 Tech deliverables. The student teams also must deliver their conceptual designs in two different phases consisting of a 30-minute oral presentation and a 25-page engineering report. Our other mentors include 16 Tech Project Manager Will Lyon, David Mohler, David Day, Jim Finnigan, Paul Johnson, and Mike Maurovich.

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