Students from the Spring 2018 Senior Design capstone course received Second Place in the Water/ Environmental Division of the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Student Design Competition. This is the second year in a row that a UT Senior Design team has won second place at this event. The WEF is considered the largest annual water quality technical conference and exhibition in the world.
The students’ capstone project required implementing stream rehabilitation strategies to stabilize various portions of the stream banks along the Alex Haley Farm property. Team members included Chelsey Brummer, Christian Kidd, Jose Luna, and Jeremy Melton, who all graduated in May 2018.
“The phased restoration was a multi-discipline approach that allowed the team to develop and execute a strategic plan that supported both the stream and the needs of the farm,” said Kidd. “Personally, the project was labor intensive which allowed me to further develop my skillset as a civil engineer.”