FERL Week 1

Welcome to FERL summer Session 1!

Each summer, rising civil and environmental engineering second class cadets engage in the cornerstone of their major’s curriculum: a three-week field course designed to introduce the students to their discipline and lay the foundation for their future coursework. The course is known as Field Engineering and Readiness Laboratory (FERL).

The course has over 20 activities including surveying, roadway paving, concrete beam construction and testing, wood frame house construction, heavy equipment operations, steel bridge erection, pipe and open channel flow design, expeditionary wastewater treatment and field trips to material and processing plants in the local area.

These activities allow the students to assume the role of technician under the watchful eyes of mentors. In the following two years of classroom academic work, students can relate their theoretical classroom education to real-life construction experience gained during FERL.



This week cadets got to experience, stream open channel, concrete beam design, concrete pad and mix design and surveying.


Please make sure to have your sort order set from OLDEST to NEWEST. To get to the photos go to GALLERIES -- SUMMER PROGRAMS -- ACADEMIC YEAR 24-25 -- FERL or click HERE to view the gallery!