Projects Directory

Steel Bridge

Advisor: Eric Kasper
Students: Michael Clark

Every year team members work together to plan, design, fabricate, and construct a one-tenth scale model steel bridge to compete at the Pacific Southwest Conference and the National Student Steel Bridge Competition.

International Environmental Design Competition

Advisor: Dr. Tracy Thatcher
Students: Tyler Dery and Andrew Kaneda

The International Environmental Design Competition, previously known as WERC, is an annual competition hosted by New Mexico State University focusing on water and energy usage in industry.

Concrete Canoe

Advisor: Dr. Garrett Hall
Students: Project Manager: Brandon Friedman - Construction: Hailey Bond, Jacky Loh, Royston Chan, Eleni Korogianos, Jason Johnson - Mix Design: Kyle Aube, Amy Xu, Mason Breipohl, Michael Romano

Concrete canoe is a unique opportunity that allows students to gain practical, handsā€on project experience, helping them to become a better engineer.

Solar Desalination

Advisor: Dr. Rebekah Oulton
Students: Nick Skouras

A graduate project focused on studying solar distillation as a reliable and sustainable method to recycle freshwater from wastewater sources like seawater and agricultural run-off.

CE/ENVE Prof. Robb Moss Consulted on Oroville Spillway Collapse

Advisor: Dr. Robb Moss
Students: -

The collapse of the Oroville Spillway was big news during the high rainfall this past year. CE/ENVE Professor Robb Moss was consulted on this collapse. His conclusions on the implications of the collapse were quoted in a video and article by the Sacramento Bee.


Engineers Without Borders - Nicaragua Project

Advisor: Shawna Von Stockhausen
Students: Actively Seeking Students for Project

Cal Poly Engineers Without Borders set out to improve conditions in Nueva Vida, where most of the 12,000 residents are refugees from Hurricane Mitch, and unemployment is near 80%.

Evaluation of the Crack, Seat and Overlay Method in California

Advisor: Dr. Ashraf Rahim
Students: Actively Seeking Students for Project

Paved roads and highways are an essential part of California’s massive infrastructure. Civil engineering professor Dr. Ashraf Rahim is working with the California Department of Transportation to evaluate the effectiveness of a common pavement rehabilitation approach known as the "crack, seat and overlay" method.

Trash Talk

Advisor: Dr. Jim Hanson
Students: Actively Seeking Students for Project

An exciting research project is underway related to the development of compaction procedures for optimum placement of wastes in municipal solid waste landfills. Laboratory tests have been conducted at Cal Poly as part of the study to investigate the fundamental influence of moisture addition on compaction characteristics for manufactured wastes.