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!