University of Wisconsin–Madison

NCEES Engineering Education Award $25,000 winner

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Project: Lakefront Park Improvements


Students: Charles Chase, Gabriel Lepak, Victoria (Tori) Nelson, Gabriella Speca, Alec Zimmer

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

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?