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Civil Engineering Students Survey University Farm

Full story can be found on the article in Observer, the Magazine by CWRU Students.  Students in Professor Katie P. Wheaton’s class, ECIV 160 Surveying and Computer Graphics, traded the classroom for the field when they surveyed at the University Farm this November. A request from the Case Amateur Radio club prompted the class to embark on two site visits. The purpose was to help the club find optimal locations to place antennas during their annual Field Day Competition, taking place next June.  After surveying tree and building locations as requested by the club, the students processed the measured data in AutoCAD and generated a report for their “client” with suggested antennae locations and cost estimates. This opportunity allowed students to apply the surveying skills learned in class to solve a real life problem.