Student Mentoring Program
2004 High School Division
Teams & Project Synopses
Randy Fehl, P.E., The Schemmer Associates
Rodney Hanson, HGM Associates Inc.
Project: Courtyard Renovation
Abraham Lincoln High School has a courtyard area that currently is not being used. The team's proposal is to renovate the courtyard area. The area will be used as administrative offices, a student activity center, and storage. We measured the area of the present offices and spoke with staff members. We were able to develop our plan for renovation. Due to the size and layout of the courtyard area, additional space is available for the student activity center and storage. The space vacated after the relocation of the administrative offices will be used for more classroom area.
|Jonah Aney||11||Rachel Cummings||11|
|Cara Lewis||10||Damaris Llanas||10|
|Brandi Rollins||11||Josh Scheffler||10|
|Matt Twehous||10||Patrick White||11|
Atlantic High School
Ken Coffman, P.E., Schildberg Construction
Project: The Reel ThingTheatre
Atlantic High School's team project consists of a plan to enhance the quality of life for area residents. It will include a drive-in movie theatre and additional recreation activities. We conducted a survey to check the economic feasibility of constructing a drive-in movie theatre and concluded the project would be well supported by area patrons. We have also identified a location near Interstate 80 that will attract the maximum number of patrons. After completing this research, our group came up with a final design for The Reel Thing Theatre.
|Scott Boose||11||Darci Culver||11|
|Michael Mikkelsen||9||Bethany Wilcoxon||11|
Lt Col Marc Shaver, USAF
Project: LOCKER JAM!!!!!
Bellevue West High School’s locker bays are overcrowded, not space efficient, not conveniently placed for student needs and there are not enough lockers for the current student population, let alone enough lockers to meet the future growth of the school. To solve these problems we plan to redesign our school’s locker bays in such a way as to ease congestion and increase student accessibility while at the same time accommodating for future school growth. To complete this project we plan to do research to determine the traffic flow characteristics in the locker bays and survey the student body to help identify factors that need to be taken into consideration, such as how the students would react to changing the locker bays. From that research we will develop multiple solutions that will be presented to the school administration and the student body for feedback. With that feedback we will select the final design and adjust it as necessary.
|Joshua Buennemeyer||12||Collin Dunn||12|
|Jonathan Swift||11||Sylvia Hiatt||10|
|Brandan Barber||9||Joe Fripp||9|
|Susie Giroux||9||Megan Horton||9|
Wally Stern, P.E., Retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Project: Stadium & Athletic Falities
Bennington's School District is breaking ground for a new high school in early 2004. No new stadium or outdoor athletic facilities are planned for several years. Our project is to design these new facilities to meet the growing needs of our expanding school district. Our challenge is to design these facilities on the site already selected and to keep these plans within an acceptable level in order to pass a bond issue for the development of this project.
|Joel Backhuus||12||Pat Baker||12|
|Ryan Brennan||12||Andy Schroer||12|
|Andrew Tabor||12||Jason Tabor||12|
|Nick Massey||10||Connor Stichler||10|
|Nick Tabor||10||Aaron Couch||9|
|Alicia Cronin||9||Grant Lurvey||9|
|Monica Marean||9||Andrew Matz||9|
Harry A. Jordan
Mr. Matt Sutton, P.E., The Schemmer Associates
Project: Heron Haven Development 2004
We are designing a pathway in Upper Heron Haven to accommodate handicapped persons, a Nature Observation Deck with pond and a windmill . These projects are supported by the model we produced last year which showed areas we completed extensive research on . Our model has since been donated to the Audubon Society of Omaha after last years competition. We have prepared plans for the pathways and observation deck. New models are also being completed to display these concepts. Interactive learning will occur on the observation deck in Lower Haven and along the handicapped trail in Upper Haven.
|Steve Throne||12||James Goedert||12|
|Bret Stover||12||Andy Gross||10|
|Matt Neaderhiser||9||Zach Spelic||12|
|Josh Sauer ( Student Mentor - UNO ))||0||Jon Mc Dermott ( Student Mentor - UNO ))||0|
Randy Correll, P.E., National Parks & Recreation
Gary Krupa, P.E., US Army Corps of Engineers
Project: Council Bluffs Animal Adoption and Education Center
Council Bluffs has a shortage of space for abandoned or unwanted animals. The purpose of the Adoption and Education Center is to provide a safe environment for these animals, to train them to be good pets, and to find good homes for them. In addition, the Center will educate the public on the care and training of pets as well as benefits of adoption. We will design and build a facility that will be an adoption center and health clinic for animals, and will provide education and training for owners and pets.
|Tom Dorwart||12||Jared Flott||12|
|Neal Gapinski||12||Chris Gibilisco||12|
|Craig Harrison||12||Joel Hartung||12|
|Pat Hercinger||12||Liam Larkin||12|
|Brendan Mally||9||Jean Rowe||11|
|Jeremiah Sjoberg||12||Kyle Smith||12|
|Eric Stephenson||10||Will Targy||12|
|LeAnna Tucker||11||Katie Wallinger||12|
Mrs. Natasha Oakman
Dr. Robert Wolff
Mr. Christopher Wiehl, P.E., US Army Corps of Engineers
Project: Rails Back in Omaha: A Monorail for the Omaha and Council Bluffs Area
Our eager, hardworking group from Duchesne is designing a monorail for Omaha, Nebraska. Because Omaha is expanding at a rapidly, we feel that there is a need for a more efficient form of public transportation that extends throughout the whole city. This would also be a benefit to the environment and the people; fewer cars would be driven, less gas money paid for their cars, and less rush hour traffic. With the revolutionary design of the monorail, Omaha’s infrastructure will focus less on road construction and more on future expansion.
|Barb Cunningham||12||Rachael Saniuk||12|
|Erin Kouba||12||Elizabeth Saniuk||12|
|Daon Ha||11||Kelly Dineen||10|
|Sara Stephan||10||AnneMarie Lewis||12|
|Carrie Moran||12||Erin Leick||11|
Gary Sasse, P.E., JEO Consulting Firm
Project: City Auditorium for Nebraska City
Our team is going to design a city auditorium for the community of Nebraska City. It will be built to accommodate a set number of people determined by a survey of local area civic groups and schools. The auditorium would be able to accommodate city, school and other plays, group meetings, including city council meetings, and other assemblies in the community. The auditorium would be open to the public for public use.
Mrs. Peterson, RLA, HDR, Inc.
To design a conservatory for the Omaha Botanical Gardens.
|Brigitte Moland||12||Becki Prendergast||12|
|Christina Gonzalez||12||Katie Mehal||12|
|Laura Brannen||11||Chrissy Galata||11|
|Megan Koory||11||Katie McGill||11|
|Rachel Stieren||11||Stacy Stieren||11|
|Marci Watson||11||Heather Wolf||11|
|Catrina LeBron||10||Margie Kennedy||9|
Mr. Rick Baker
Mr. Robert Selders, PE, Retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Project: Hawk Hills Golf Resort
Millard West Engineering club has noticed the need to bring more tourism to the Midwest. Internet surveys have shown there are no golf resorts in Nebraska. Where as surrounding states have from two to twelve listed. The Hawk Hills Golf Resort will bring an 18 hole golf course, club house, and a 250 room hotel to a 500 acre site outside of Bennington.
|Matt Larsen||12||Katie Nieland||12|
|Scott McLean||12||Shawna Baune||12|
|Matt Bay||12||Grace Lee||12|
|Phil Jackman||12||Chuck Bell||10|
|Sean Denning||11||Claire Zao||10|
|Tressa Root||9||Katie Sindelar||9|
|David Cowels||12||Matt Kruzan||10|
|Adam Woldt||10||Keith Krohn||10|
|Ben Holmes||10||Michelle Ray||10|
|Jason Snuggerud||12||Ryan Peterson||12|
Dr. Lee Kallstrom
Kory Kyllo, Kiewit Construction
Jeff Dolezal, RDG Architects
Project: For the Love of Jazz
Our project is to renovate an unused building to a museum with Omaha’s own Preston Love will serve as the center figure of this building’s content. The obvious importance of this type of facility will be alluring general public as well as jazz enthusiasts from within the city. In addition, it will serve as a cultural center to visitors of our community.
|Trenton Farris||12||Adam Van Osdel||12|
|Nicholas Duncan||12||Shannon Dudley||12|
|Daniel Hurt||12||James Russell||12|
|David Tillman||12||Vayee Lo||12|
Doctor Lee Kallstrom
John Sibley, Kiewit Construction
Tony Rezek, Midwest Mechanical
Project: Luxury Apartments of the Old Market
Our group project was to design luxury apartments to replace the fourth floor of the Bemis Bag Company Building in the Old Market from its former factory state. Many buildings in the Old Market are being refitted for this purpose and the Bemis Building is poised for such a retrofitting. Our class is using this project to respond to a “Request For Proposal” from the Mercer Corporation, the owners of the Bemis building. Our intent was to create and design new homes for people wishing to live in the riverside, downtown community.
|Tony Klaumann||11||Eric Richardson||11|
|Aric Jensen||11||Jeffrey Siemens||11|
|Nick Pruitt||11||Paul Rathbun||11|
|Justin Pounds||11||Shayla Johnson||11|
Rick Wilson, P.E., U.S. Geological Survey
Project: Mass Transit system between Lincoln and Omaha
The purpose of our proposal is to provide safe, convenient transportation between Lincoln and Omaha. Our rail transportation system will provide a faster, less stressful option for commuters. It will provide a transportation alternative that will reduce traffic jams resulting from Husker gamedays, Quest Center events, and other activities. Our goal is to provide economical, reliable transportation for anyone desiring a quick trip between Omaha and Lincoln.
|Lane Grone||8||Ben Grone||11|
|Keith Petersen||8||Eugene Kim||12|
|Lauren Royal||8||Katie Stevenson||10|
|Joanna Brunk||7||Viktor Nurbabyev||9|
Dr. Al Hudek
John Jorgensen, P.E., HGM Associates Inc.
Aaron Bresette, P.E., HGM Associates Inc.
Project: IH Building Loft Apartments
This year we have decided to remodel International Harvester Building located on 10th Avenue and Main Street in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The lot consists of two buildings: one four story building and another one story building. The top two floors of the four-story building will be remodeled as loft apartments, the other two floors are being considered for a restaurant, office space, tenant use, or as multi-purpose space. We have decided to renovate the one story unit as a parking garage and the extended underground space as rented storage compartments. The roof of the one story building will also be considered for various openair endeavours.
|Lynn Schulz||12||Matt Hawkins||12|
|Nicole Hoifeldt||12||Mike Keefer||12|
|Tabetha Hatcher||12||Ben Meyers||12|
|Jason Reichart||12||Adela Kubickova||12|
|Christy Childers||11||Ben Weese||11|
|Justin Hannon||11||Mark Christopher||11|
Joseph F. Haines, AIA, DLR Group
Martin Berglund, DLR Group
Project: Recreation Center
Our team project idea is to create an Indoor Recreation Center. Our plans for the recreation center are to have activities for teenagers to keep them active and off of the streets. The recreation center will have basketball courts, a swimming pool, a weight room, tennis and raquetball courts, an entertainment area, a lounge, and a food court. The entertainment area will include things such as pool tables, air hockey, video games, putt-putt golf, and more. The food court will have many fast food stops similar to the ones at the mall. This provides the members with opportunity to eat without having to leave the facility. The lounge will be a large social area with couches and televisions so the members can watch sporting events and have a place to relax. To make this project successful we will need to research on the necessary things to bring the facility to life. We will need to research the costs to build and run the facility, a location, the amount of time to construct, and to see if there is a need to construct it. To find out if the facility is needed we plan to take a school wide survey to find out the opinions of other teenagers with different interests. We feel that this survey could also help give us more ideas on things remove or add to the facility. The team members will also be visiting locations of similar programs such as Westroads Club, Prarie Life Center, YMCA, etc. Team Members: Ryan Weller, Matt Musinski, Jon Stastny, Donnie Rowe III, Kevin Mass, David Hall
|Ryan Weller||12||Matt Musinski||12|
|Jon Stastny||12||Kevin Mass||12|
|Donnie Rowe III||12||David Hall||12|
Ola Banwo, Leo A. Daly
Sarah Tracy, P.E., Albeck Gerken, Inc.
Project: Theme Park
The main idea behind our project is to combine many fun, attractive activities, and put them mostly indoors and partly outdoors. We plan to design an indoor/outdoor amusement park with roller coasters and other rides that are of interest to everyone. The rides of this park will all be tied into many themes. We plan to have the park open year round. The magnitude of this facility would be large in order to make it enjoyable for all ages. We intend to draw crowds from the surrounding area as well as from other states because of the unique style of rides and features that will be accessible 365 days a year.
|Skyler Kruse||12||Chris Hogan||12|
|Jarred Ober||12||Tyler Foster||12|
|Andy West||12||Greg Eckerman||12|
Joy Willoughby, Leo A. Daly
Tim Willoughby, HDR, Inc.
Project: LAKE IRUOSSIM
For our project we plan to build a man-made lake branching off the Missouri River. Around the lake we will build a beach and sandbars to house endangered species and a trail for pedestrians. Outside of the beach and trail. The main attraction will be a marina that will have a boat dock and boat ramp next to it. Inside the marina there will be a full service restaurant and bar along with an area to rent out the cabins.
|Steve Hector||12||Kevin Juma||12|
|Jesse Diamond||12||Steffen Foster||12|
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