First-Year Civil Engineering Students Seeking Design Project Ideas

Monday, January 10, 2022
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First-year civil engineering students are looking forward to spending the upcoming spring academic quarter designing parking lots, site development layouts, parks, and other projects for local community groups and citizens.

First-year civil engineering students are gearing up to work on design projects in the spring. They are currently seeking ideas from Wabash Valley citizens and community groups.

Typical projects include parking lot designs, solutions for drainage and traffic problems, site development layouts, floor plans for small buildings, and designs for athletic fields, playgrounds, and park projects. 

Each project is completed by the students in nine weeks. The spring quarter begins on March 7.

As first-year students, the students have limited engineering skills, but they always show a lot of enthusiasm and creativity, and provide a genuine service to the community.  Civil engineering professors Namita Shrestha and Matthew Lovell are expecting to have students working on 11 different projects.

Person with project ideas should contact Lovell at 812-877-8318 or send a message to with a project description by February 18.