Students collected GPS data and plotted it using Excel and ArcGIS. Students learned how to measure elevations using the Ziplevel and the techniques we used to map the conduction line of the water distribution system in Peru.
Students got acquainted with basic concrete and rebar skills, like mixing concrete components in proper proportions and pouring it, creating basic forms and learning form design skills as well as bending and cutting rebar to create reinforced concrete walls as used in spring catchment chambers.
EWBers got to collect GPS data and plot it using Excel and ArcGIS. They also learned to measure elevations use the Ziplevel, which was the technique used to map the conduction line of the water distribution system in Peru.
The NASA Ames Research Center hosted our members on a tour of the Fluid Mechanics Lab. Our members had a blast participating in wind tunnel experimentation!
EWB members got a crash course in water quality testing! Members learned a few basic water testing techniques to gauge the quality of water samples and compare results to acceptable standards. They used petrifilms for E. coli detection, colorimeters for total chlorine content and turbidity, and nitrate and ammonia tests.
EWB started out the year by having a farmers market social! We spent the day walking through the farmers market, sampling produce, and of course indulging in some eating of our own!
The Geotechnical Graduate Student Society (GGSS) taught our members about the different types of soil classification. The presentation was followed by a hands on experiment where our members were able to do some soil classification on their own.
Our members and friends enjoyed dancing the night away at our biggest fundraiser of the year: Concert for a Cause! With the best bands in Davis and phenomenal speakers, Concert for a Cause helped our teams raise the necessary funds for travels this summer.
Our members did a mock water sampling experiment to practice for our trips going out this upcoming trips this summer. They took water samples from the Arboretum and were able to check the water for its potability using an incubator. They ran tests to measure the concentration of total coli-form bacteria associated with the possible presence of disease causing organisms.
Our renewable energy team enlightened our members about solutions to biological energy problems. With their in depth presentation and transformative demonstrations, they did a phenomenal job teaching our teams about different renewable energy sources such as biodigesters.