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Surveying by Mickey Shuey '14

Surveying students

4:14 PM  May 8th, 2012
by Mickey Shuey '14

For some civil engineering undergraduates, mapping out plans for summer break will be on hold for a few more weeks.

Rather than join peers in Daytona Beach, Fla., or go home after finals, the 23 students enrolled in the CEE 215L summer course spent the afternoon of May 7 working in teams scattered across campus surveying the land.

According to Deogratias Eustace, the course adviser, students are challenged to apply knowledge of surveying techniques and processes from prior theoretical courses to hands-on, practical situations.

“These students are making great strides in their area,” Eustace said. “They’re all committed to this, which certainly helps.”

Civil engineering majors are required to complete the course to graduate.

Starting next week, the class will be working at Mount St. John’s in Kettering, Ohio. There, students will gain real-world experience in creating topographical maps.

Owned by the Marianist brothers, Mount St. John houses a seminary and retreat center situated on a 150-acre piece of land. Eustace said the brothers requested the students’ help so they could avoid the possibility of extensively harming the grass around campus.

The professor said the brothers look forward to finding out how their land really looks.

To the civil engineering students at UD, it’s all about making business fun again.

“It’s nice because it’s hands-on experience,” Don Wilson, a junior civil engineering major, said. “We’re starting to see the method to the madness.”

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