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A New Approach To Soil Mechanics Laboratory Curricula: Incorporating The Bok Into A Workshop Oriented Laboratory

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2009 Annual Conference & Exposition


Austin, Texas

Publication Date

June 14, 2009

Start Date

June 14, 2009

End Date

June 17, 2009



Conference Session

Laboratory Development and Technology in the Civil Engineering Classroom

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Civil Engineering

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Page Numbers

14.70.1 - 14.70.12

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Laura Hernandez Michigan Technological University

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Laura Hernandez is a Civil Engineering (Geotechnical) Graduate Student at Michigan Tech. She obtained a BSE in Civil Engineering and a BS in Scientific and Technical Communication both from Tech. Laura is currently working on implementing the BOK into the Civil Engineering curriculum.

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Stanley Vitton Michigan Technological University

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Dr. Vitton has been at Michigan Tech for 14 years. Prior to Michigan Tech he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama. He spent eight years with the Shell Oil Company in their mining company. He was the Engineering Manager for Shell’s R&F Coal Mine located in Cadiz, OH for approximately four years. His first four years at Shell were spent on the development of surface coal mines located in the Powder River Basin. Dr. Vitton’s PhD is in Civil Engineering (geotechnical engineering) from the University of Michigan, his MSE is in mining engineering (rock mechanics) and his BSE is in geological engineering both from Michigan Tech.

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