Geotechnical engineer Matt Weil finds one of the very best ways to continue his education in engineering is to teach. “For me, as an engineering student, being an intern was the best way to learn. Realizing not everyone can intern, I enjoy opportunities to help emerging professionals connect the concepts they’re learning to what it’s like working as an engineering consultant,” says Matt.
Last night, Matt connected with engineering students from the UC Davis chapter of the civil engineering honor society, Chi Epsilon, to discuss practical applications for geological and civil engineering concepts. Next week, Matt is headed to the Capay Valley where he will join industry professionals at the annual H. Ray Taber Foundation’s Annual Drill Seminar.
For more than 20 years, the not-for-profit, H. Ray Taber Foundation has hosted industry professionals, undergraduate, and graduate students for a day of hands-on drilling instruction. Matt will speak at drill stations for mud rotary, hollow stem auger, and electronics. The day’s format provides a unique opportunity for aspiring engineers from the surrounding Sacramento Valley and greater Bay Area to interact with seasoned consultants while experiencing real-life demonstrations of techniques used in the field. For more information on the free drilling seminar, visit www.raytaberfoundation.org.