Virginia Tech students get hands-on experience at Burnshire Dam
Civil engineering students from Virginia Tech visiting the Burnshire Dam recently found that life in the field isn’t the same as life in the lab.
Paolo Scardina is a civil engineer and professor at Virginia Tech. When Casey Harvey, a recent graduate and daughter of the owner of the dam, told him her family owned a hydroelectric plant, his interest was piqued. After taking a solo trip to the site, he organized a field trip for his class. That was only the beginning.