Civil engineering students from Virginia Tech visiting the Burnshire Dam recently found that life in the field isn’t the same as life in the lab.
Paolo Scardina is a civil engineer and professor at Virginia Tech. When Casey Harvey, a recent graduate and daughter of the owner of the dam, told him her family owned a hydroelectric plant, his interest was piqued. After taking a solo trip to the site, he organized a field trip for his class. That was only the beginning.