Engineering at Nebraska, Spring 2009
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Alums Guide ELC Trip to Atlanta

ELC trip to AtlantaParticipants with the ELC trip to Atlanta listen to an engineer at Delta Airlines Maintenance Depot

Despite several days of non-stop rain, students on the Nebraska Engineering Learning Community trip to Atlanta in March traversed the city, mastering the MARTA subway system, eating greasy onion rings and burgers at the "world's largest drive-in" (The Varsity), and thoroughly enjoying in-depth tours of two massive aeronautical facilities: Lockheed Martin and Delta Airlines Maintenance Depot. Coordinating the trip were alumni David McDowell, Atlanta, Ga., and Bob Brightfelt, Chicago, and the college's director of retention, David Williams. The students also visited Georgia Tech, a CONRAC bridge built by Kiewit Company, and attended Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Thrashers games.

Each year during Spring Break, the college organizes a trip for freshmen in the engineering learning community. Some openings are also available for a few upperclass students and this year, students from the college's Omaha Campus also participated. Such locations as Chicago, Boston, Seattle and Atlanta allow students to experience another city, visit major manufacturers or companies, and meet with alumni and other professional engineers. Next year's trip will go to Phoenix.