Capstone Project Description
A capstone project is available for 1-2 students interested in working with King County Solid Waste Division to identify viable options for leachate treatment at the Cedar Hills Landfill.
Project Description and Responsibilities
As a first step toward improving leachate treatment at the Cedar Hills Landfill, current trends and knowledge for treatment will be evaluated and ranked. This project is in cooperation with the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill. At a minimum, student will interact with Engineers at King County Solid Waste (1) during the literature gathering, (2) to present identified options, and (3) to provide a copy of the final ESRM report. Students will also have opportunity to visit the leachate treatment systems at the Cedar Hills Landfill. Tasks will include library research to evaluate the current state of knowledge, and synthesis of this information into comparison of up to 3 viable treatment options for the Cedar Hills Landfill.
Schedule and Time Commitment
Students are expected to spend an average of 15 hours per week for two quarters (e.g. 5 credits for winter and spring quarters). Tasks are both independent and in a small group; students prepare a work schedule at the start of each quarter showing time for individual and group work. Students attend Gough Lab Group meetings for 1 hour per week.
The selected students should be comfortable with chemistry (2 quarters minimum) and mathematics. Students are required to be enthusiastic about working with staff engineers, comfortable with self-directed learning based on reading materials, self-motivated, and have strong time management skills. Ideal applicants may also have course work in advanced chemistry, calculus, statistics, or economics.
Capstone credits, ideally at 5 credits per quarter.
How to apply
Submit a statement of interest, resume, and unofficial transcripts to Dr. Heidi Gough at hgough. The email subject line should state: “Leachate Capstone”.
January 9, 2019 5PM, or until filled.
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