Date

6-2011

Degree Name

BA in Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies

Department

Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies Program

Advisor(s)

David Gillette

Abstract

My senior project focused on studying saltwater intrusion in a coastal town of New Zealand. I feel lucky that I was able to travel to such a distant place, conduct research that was insightful and interesting, and immerse myself in an international culture all in the name of my education. As a Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies student, I aim to analyze not only the cultural differences and similarities that the foreign environment offers to me but also the detailed, technical, engineering aspect of my research. I believe that my education should be approached with a well rounded perspective that focuses on all aspects of a problem and this project allowed me to take that perspective.