Story by Palmer Pinckney II, Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center
PORT HUENEME, Calif. – Captain Joseph Greeson, commanding officer (acting) Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC), presents an award certificate each to University of Santa Barbara students Carrie Fisher (center) and Christopher Winig (right) in recognition of their winning research and presentation during the Problem-based Initiatives for Powerful Engagement and Learning In Naval Engineering and Science (PIPELINES) final presentations and Design Challenge Awards, held at the Seabee Museum on Aug. 11.
The team researched and presented Service Life of Marine Concrete Structures with Internal Curing Materials, and was mentored by Mr. Justin Foster, EXWC Concrete Materials Subject Matter Expert. Six UCSD teams participated this year. The PIPELINES program is made possible by a 3-year ONR grant, initiated in 2016, to develop real-world engineering and science solutions to on-going Naval issues.
The PIPELINES program provides an opportunity for science and engineering undergraduates to participate in an 8-week immersive experience, where teams of students compete in finding the most innovative and effective design solutions to real-world Naval engineering and science design projects. All teams are matched with a Navy and a graduate student mentor, who provide training and support.