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2013 News in Brief



Course 1 engineering design class provides springboard to CEE careers

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A team of seniors designed this energy-efficient building making use of green space, geothermal energy, solar panels and rainwater harvesting. The students also performed environmental and geotechnical assessmenta of the site, and planned for pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Image / Nicole WangWhether they’re headed to graduate school or taking jobs in industry, government agencies or nonprofit organizations, the members of Course 1 Class of 2013 leave MIT this week well prepared to meet the challenges of the field — thanks in part to their impressive work in 1.013 Senior Civil and Environmental Engineering Design. A required subject in CEE, this class gives students a chance to integrate all they’ve learned through their years in CEE to address practical, real-world challenges — ranging from soil contamination and natural disasters to sustainable building design. Read a news release.