A Field Trip to Snettisham
Thanks to AEL&P for their support of the UAS Pre-Engineering program!
The Engineering Practices I (ENGR 151) class took a field trip to the Snettisham Hydroelectric power plant in December. Scott Willis, AEL&P’s Power Generation Manager, gave a guest lecture during the semester describing the construction and operational history of the plant. His talk included a discussion of the recent avalanches and the engineering behind an avalanche control structure that now protects the tower most exposed to avalanche hazards. The students and faculty then flew by floatplane to the plant and toured the facility. Thanks to AEL&P for their support of the UAS Pre-Engineering program!