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What difference can one day make?
Cornell Giving Day is your chance to be a part of something big.
March 12, 2020
Civil and Environmental Engineering is central to creating a healthy and productive urban environment enriching the quality of life for all. The Richard N. White Instructional Laboratory fund provides students with an opportunity to take what they learned in the classroom and apply it in experiments, often prompting new theories and new models of infrastructure-behavior. Students receive hands-on experience, designing, setting up and performing tests, and recording and analyzing real life data. In the process, not only do students gain skills, they also build the confidence to begin their journey towards leadership in the profession.
States one student, "Being able to physically see the same ideas we had learned conceptually in class was very beneficial. I have gained more practical and technical/theoretical knowledge from this lab than in any lecture course I have taken thus far."
Do you remember your first days working in the Bovay lab, (aka the Winter Lab)?
From participating in the Garmezy competition, to instrumenting, assembling, and testing full-scale fault rupture tests on lifelines and structures, to constructing and testing concrete beams, brick walls, footbridges, to building a solar oven or a concrete canoe! We hope you have fond memories of your laboratory work and will support the White Fund to enable these types of experiences to continue. Your support can make a big impact on our students' education.