As part of the CEE549 Geoenvironmental Engineering course that I teach this year at the University of Michigan, 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, until December 13th, to review and provide feedback on this year’s student projects. You can simply 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 thousands of visitors each year, which I did not expect!
This year’s projects are available here: http://www.geoengineer.org/education/web-based-class-projects/geoenvironmental-engineering-fall-2017 and the topics are:
· Seismic Response and Stability Analysis of Landfills by Chenghang Liu and Sabyasachi Mowar
· Brownfield Remediation by Goldie Gunawan and Sara Leon
· Sampling Techniques for Characterization of Contaminated Sites by Daiyue Jin and Michelle Basham
· Techniques Used to Quantify Methane Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills by Cassandra Champagne and Gabriel Draughon
· Electrical Resistivity Tomography for Characterizing Contaminated Sites by William Greenwood and Tobias Buth
· Landfill Leachate Treatment by Christina Kang and Xiaohang Ji
· End Uses of Landfills by Ryan Carpus and Phil Koerschner
· Deep Well Injections by Mitchell Gerald Goodin
Thank you for participating in this initiative! The students are always very excited to hear from practitioners. If you have any additional feedback, feel free to contact me.
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