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SEI West Virginia University Fall 2015 Activities

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Structural Engineering Institute Graduate Student Chapter at West Virginia University (SEIGSC-WVU) participated in Freshman Engineering Visitation on September 24, 2015 on behalf of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at West Virginia University (WVU). The visitation was conducted to provide general information about civil engineering, work culture, job prospects, different focus areas, research opportunities etc. to freshman engineering students admitted in Fall 2015. 

As a part of this visitation, Mr. Piyush Soti, Vice President of SEIGSC-WVU and a doctoral student, presented his own experiences as a structural engineering student, an intern and a researcher at CEE, WVU. He talked about his involvement in a rehabilitation project of a deteriorated bridge in West Virginia. He also emphasized on the need for innovative, cost-effective and time saving repair solutions for the nation's aging infrastructure by using Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites. The objective of the visitation, which was to trigger interest in freshman engineering students towards civil engineering, was met with this presentation.