UMKC civil engineering students will be developing construction plans for a public park project this fall. The Civil Engineering Planning and Scheduling Class visited the construction site at the intersection of 8th and Main in Grandview, MO earlier this month. Eric Davis from Landworks Studio Architects gave a tour of the construction site and talked about different sequencing and staging details of the project. After the project is completed, 8th and Main will serve as the city’s entrance to the Farmers’ Market, as well as provide an urban pocket park for many planned community events. The class will work during this semester to generate an estimate and schedule for the construction project with the help of the City of Grandview Public Works Director Denise Randolph. The project is expected to be finished by December 2013.
SCE students and staff were prime movers in ensuring two one-week Google Fiber Summer App Camps held this July at SCE were great successes. Matt Mohler, electrical computer engineering junior, IEEE Robotics team member and SCE Student Ambassador, served as the director for both camps. Using MIT’s App Inventor software and hands-on instructional techniques, students learned how to develop applications for Android platform phones. 17 Kansas City Missouri School District high school students and one teacher participated in the first camp session and 21 Kansas City Kansas School District high school students and two teachers participated in the second camp session. Continue reading