For several years, CME has worked with the UConn School of Engineering, serving to sponsor and mentor teams of engineering students in their senior design projects. The projects are opportunities for the students to tackle a real-world project, from initial planning to final design. Past CME-sponsored projects have included bridge designs on Connecticut state highways. This year, UConn asked CME to sponsor projects related to brownfield remediation and reuse. Two such projects were selected, one each in Hebron and Thompson. Both sites are vacant historic mills in eastern Connecticut where environmental contamination and a variety of other challenges are impediments to redevelopment. This article showcases the Turshen Mill project in the Town of Hebron, where the students will have to solve a number of problems.
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