PostedTuesday, April 18, 2017 at 12:37 PM
Students compare natural solutions for soil stabilization and fugitive dust control. Students will explain the environmental impact of proposed methods for concrete reduction and fewer dust emissions as well as economic implications of soil stabilization.
EICP or enzyme induced calcium precipitate is a soil improvement technique that falls within the field of biogeotechnical engineering. Biogetoechncial engineering techniques have steadily gained attention from geotechnical engineers within the last few years. Modern construction techniques developed to address practical problems may often cause adverse environmental impacts. EICP methods can help with environmental impact both pre and post construction. After this lesson, students will be able to explain the purpose of EICP and the field of biogeotechnical engineering.
The Reseach Expereince for Teachers (RET) program at the Center for Bio-mediated & Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) at Arizona State University allows local, STEM-focused K-12 teachers and community college faculty to participate in cutting-edge laboratory research and use our test bed facilities. In addition, teachers engage in curriculum development to develop modules for implementing in their classrooms. This lesson was create in 2016 by Steven Clemens, a teacher participating in the RET program