University of Wisconsin–Madison

NCEES Engineering Education Award $10,000 winner

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Project: Community Manure Treatment Facility


Students: Henry Byers, Andrew Glasglow, Jacob MacDonald, Charles Riley, Daniel Volk

Faculty: Greg Harrington, Department Chair; Jan Kucher, P.E.; Sarah Peterson, EIT; Bill Wuellner, P.E.; Tom Jenkins, P.E.; Dan Tyler, P.E.; Derek Hungness, P.E.; Mark Oleinik, P.E., PH

What value does a real-world project bring to students?

How do you decide what projects to work on?

How did this project prepare students for professional practice?

What advice do you have for other programs wanting to add similar collaborative projects to their curriculum?