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Jen Tovar

Civil Engineering, Graduate Student

What international experience have you had?

Winter semester 2011 I went to the Dominican Republic with the Civil Engineering Water Resources in Latin America Study Abroad. We were divided into groups and worked on different water-related civil engineering projects. My group worked in ArcGIS and Excel with existing data to create a digitized map of the rainfall and reservoir levels.
 
Currently in the Dominican Republic they use and update a white board every day to keep track of these values. They are in the process of implementing the ArcGIS maps we created for them.  
 
I also attended the Civil Engineering Megacities/Mega-Structures Study Abroad to China in Spring 2011.