Educates Students on Flood Management
Savannah, Georgia – The week of June 6th marks the annual Savannah Engineering Academy, a five day summer program for high school juniors and seniors from the local area who are considering careers in engineering. Hosted by Armstrong State University, each day of the program, students learn about different engineering disciplines, participate in hands-on engineering challenges, go on field trips, and meet local engineers who represent an array of different engineering career options available to them. To participate, a student must be a rising junior or senior in high school, provide a teacher recommendation and have grades of 80% (3.0/4.0) or better in all mathematics and engineering/technology/science classes.
On Monday, Hussey Gay Bell engaged students on flood management. Presented by Steve Wohlfeil, PE, and Gary Shuman of Hussey Gay Bell with assistance from the City of Savannah’s Permitting/Floodplain Administrator, Tom McDonald, the exercise focused on simulating flooding during various storm events and considered factors such as rainfall intensity, drainage system conditions, soil perviousness and runoff storage.
Founded in 2004 and run entirely by volunteers, the Savannah Engineering Academy features local professional engineers from a variety of disciplines. Hussey Gay Bell has been a professional sponsor of the program since its inception in 2004. Mike Zaitz, PE, Manager of the Structural Department at Hussey Gay Bell, has served as Treasurer for the Savannah Engineering Academy since 2014.
For more information on the Academy: Savannahengineeringacademy.net