The director of graduate programs gave an overview of the NCSU CCCE department and summer and graduate programs opportunities. Dr. Dietrich arranged presentations and discussions with faculty members in the Computing & Systems group.
Ten faculty members presented their interdisciplinary research projects addressing problems throughout civil and environmental engineering using computational tools. The JCSU students also sat with Dr. Dietrich’s graduate students at their workspaces and learned more about their research and workflows. There was plenty of interaction with Dr. Dietrich and his graduate students during the seven-hour visit.
This field trip provided opportunities to the JCSU students to be engaged and challenged, as they explored areas of personal interest and curiosity and engaged in communication with graduate students and faculty members. It also allowed us to know each other better and identify opportunities for future collaboration.