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The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is focusing on practical design and construction experience in the laboratory. Adjunct Professor Mark Siegenthaler tasked his 13WQ Fluid Mechanics students with designing, building and testing specialized irrigation systems of a kind used for residential septic system wastewater disposal. Their pressure distribution system designs had to comply with Washington Department of Health regulations, and after the hands-on experience of selecting piping, sawing, drilling, and assembling their irrigation systems, they tested their systems on the Quad to see if the fountains they produced met their design specifications.
The students overwhelmingly enjoyed this rich learning experience:“I appreciated how the last lab was a culmination of what we had worked on all quarter, in a practical hands-on way.”
“The lab taught me some valuable lessons such as theoretical predictions are far from actual results and construction triumphs design.”
"An excellent way to expose myself to practical engineering.”
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