Graduate Research: Evaluation of Drones as Bridge Inspection Tools

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), commonly known as drones, has significantly increased in the field of civil engineering due to the poor condition of the United States’ infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently reported that more than 9.1% of the United States’ bridges were structurally deficient and required attention and maintenance to ensure appropriate structural […]

Senior Capstone Project: Water Quality Project

The main objective of this project was to develop a cost-effective alternative to remove radioactive material from the drinking water of the Cedar Gulch community in western South Dakota. To complete the design work, the professional chapter of EWB – Northern Virginia provided professional input throughout the year-long project. During the preliminary stages of the project, three alternatives were considered to […]

Engineers Without Borders: Water Quality Project

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is a non-profit organization with multiple local and international projects aimed to support communities with limited resources. This project is lead by the South Dakota State University (SDSU) chapter of EWB. The involvement of the EWB-SDSU student chapter dates back to 2009 when the assessment portion of the project took place in Carmen Pampa, Bolivia. The work […]