Earth Science and Engineering at Its Best!  Putting the Road You Built to the Test!

Earth Science and Engineering at Its Best! Putting the Road You Built to the Test!

Earth Science and Engineering at Its Best! Putting the Road You Built to the Test!

07/16/2018 - 07/20/2018

Class meets at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego, 10100 Hopkins Drive
from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm.

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Course Description

California occasionally erupts into flames and we have to understand the challenges. Wildfires and roads may not seem to be related but fighting wildfires is dependent on getting access to backcountry areas. The roads that firefighters use in natural areas are often just made of dirt. That is a problem because dirt roads unless they are engineered correctly tend to wash out during heavy rainstorms.

Road building is an art based on science and engineering skills. Students in this course will learn about dirt, soil, and sediment: how soil forms and its composition (weathering and organics); how it moves (erosion); and where it settles (deposition). They will learn about slope, watershed, and drainage and the importance of native vegetation for erosion control.

Spaces remaining: Sold Out

Questions?

If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact Ange Mason, SDSC Education and Outreach, via phone at (858) 534-5064 or email at education@sdsc.edu.

UCSD Zero Tolerance Behavior and Web Responsibility Rules of Conduct

Behavior

  • Profanity and vulgar language on the part of the student is prohibited.
  • Students may not exhibit aggressive behavior towards another student.
  • Students may not place his/her hands on another student.
  • Student conduct, either individually or in a group, that is intentionally disruptive to or designed to be disruptive to the program may result in dismissal from the program.
  • Disrespect towards UCSD staff and classroom teaching assistants will not be tolerated.

Web

  • Digital or photographic artwork must represent the original work of the student and must not include plagiarism or copyright violations.
  • Digital and photographic artwork may not contain profanity, vulgar language, or statements that promote hatred towards an individual, race, or community.
  • UCSD staff reserves the right to determine what is deemed inappropriate.
  • Viewing or accessing material that may be deemed inappropriate by StudentTECH staff will be cause for parental notification and possible dismissal without refund.
  • Viewing or accessing video games or social networking sites during class instruction will be cause for parental notification and possible dismissal without refund.
  • The student is solely responsible for the content of his/her project creation.




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