Helping students bridge to engineering careers

A UAA civil engineering professor has, over the years, quietly been growing connections between his senior capstone students and professionals in Alaska’s engineering community, providing a bridge from academia to careers.

In just a few months, it will be time for civil engineering students in a UAA professor’s senior capstone class to move that knowledge out of the classroom and into a new career.

Fortunately, Dr. Osama Abaza’s Seawolf Engineering initiative has given these students a head start. They work as if they were consultant design teams on real-world projects for clients like DOT, community councils, the Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility and Alaska State Parks.

Now, they’re designing a Kasilof boat launch facility, trail connector in the Bicentennial Park area, beach tower slope protection at Point Woronzof and a reliable water source for the Alaska Pacific University Nordic ski summer-training facility on Eagle Glacier.

Read the full article here.

Source: Helping students bridge to engineering careers – Green & Gold News

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