“Civil engineering, at its core, is all about serving for the betterment of humanity,” Retherford said. “What could be more perfect for that than quite literally preventing suicides?”
UT Project Could Help Save Lives on Natchez Trace
In the News: Engineering Students Examine Natchez Trace Bridge, Seeking Solutions to Suicide Crisis2
As part of their capstone project, a group of UT engineering students are designing a barrier that could be installed as a safety measure on the bridge.
In the News: TCE Hosts Future Cities Competition
“Future City was designed as an after-school program, so I was pleased to see that so many whole families showed up to support the student involved in the competition,” she said. “It’s clear that this program is having an impact at the family level.”