As part of the CEE549 Geoenvironmental Engineering course that I teach this year, 15 graduate and upper-level undergraduate students worked in pairs on a topic of their choice with the intent to study and review in more depth a selected topic in geoenvironmental engineering. As I have done in previous years, the project deliverable is a report that is made available online by the students, so that practitioners and researchers outside the classroom can review them and provide feedback (in addition to my review). I have found that by ?opening the classroom the Profession? through this class project, students are more excited to work on their project, and are very enthusiastic about receiving questions or feedback from professionals, improving at the end the learning process.
I wanted to invite you, in the next two weeks, to review and provide feedback on this year?s student projects. Between now and December 11th, you can provide public comments/questions to the students using the commenting form that is available on their project page. Students will then be asked to address the review comments in their final report which will also remain online through Geoengineer.org, as useful technical content for geotechnical engineering professionals and students worldwide. I should mention that each of last year?s student reports were visited by about 10,000 visitors in one year, which I did not expect!
This year?s projects are available here: http://www.geoengineer.org/education/web-based-class-projects/geoenvironmental-engineering and the topics are:
Uranium Mill Tailings Remediation in the United States by Charlie Crolikowski and Jacob Facey
? Biodegradation in Municipal Solid Waste landfills by Sampurna Datta and Lauren Eastes
? Sediment Quality Guidelines (SQGs): A Review and Their Use in Practice by Rachel Thompson and Hannah Wasserman
? Investigating Soil Remediation Techniques for Military Explosive and Weapons Contaminated Sites by Aaron Anderson and Andrea Ventola
? Examination of In Situ Chemical Oxidation Remediation Technique by Brook Spruit and Liana Lantigua Cuni
? Monitoring of waste degradation processes for sustainable MSW landfills by Julie Bateman and Sierra Schwartz
? Monitoring Landfill Gas Systems by Dowon Park, Tianqi Zhao and Zach Goulson
Thank you for participating in this initiative! If you have any additional feedback, feel free to contact me.
** Also please forward this message to anyone you think may be interested **