TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — First-year civil engineering Rose-Hulman students are looking to put their skills to use by offering their services to help further develop or design community projects around the Wabash Valley area.

These dedicated first-year students are currently open to suggestions and ideas for projects they could assist with that would benefit residents and community organizations. Projects like park, playground, or athletic field design, site layout and development, floor plans for small structures, parking lot design, and solutions for drainage and traffic problems in the area are the goal.

Looking to start the projects in the spring, the student teams will be allotted nine weeks to complete the projects with the spring quarter starting March 6. While the students may currently have a more limited skill set, their creativity and willingness to learn provides a significant service to the community.

With the expectation of completing 10 different projects throughout the spring quarter, Matthew Lovell and Kyle Kershaw, Rose-Hulman civil engineering professors, will be managing the program. 

Anyone with ideas for projects can contact Lovell with the project description by email, or phone at 812-877-8318. The deadline for project ideas is Feb. 15.