Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Franklin Office Mentors Engineering Students


Garver’s Franklin office is mentoring a group of six civil engineering students from Tennessee Tech University by assisting with their Senior Design Project. In partnership with the county government in Gainesboro, Tennessee, Garver selected for the mentoring project a T-hangar and apron expansion project at the Jackson County Airport, which is just a short drive from campus.

"The students will be able to see the project actually constructed as they finish up their design," said Ryan Sisemore, PE, who leads Garver's aviation team in Franklin. The project features multiple interacting aspects, including structural, environmental, and transportation elements. "We selected this project for its complexity and because it is currently in design by the Franklin aviation team." As such, it was the perfect project for students to gain practical design experience and to see the result of that design.

With six engineers in the Franklin office who are Tennessee Tech graduates, they were more than happy to help with the Senior Design Project and give experience to young engineers who will someday join them in the industry.

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