UI engineering students design flood sensor
By Kellie Petersen
When it came time for a group of UI engineering students to begin their project for the Capstone Senior Design class, they turned to the floods of 2008 for inspiration.
But their inspiration may have come less from the floods themselves than from how to help better forecast floods in the future. Seniors Matt Kemp, Ben Peiffer, and Nick Sitter designed a sensor to measure water levels, along with the help of graduate-student adviser Jim Niemeier.
“I think it hits a little closer to home…”