Each year, the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section ( BSCES) John R. Freeman Fund sponsors a lecture geared toward students and young professionals interested in careers in water resources engineering.

This year, we were fortunate to host the 2019 Freeman Lecture, with our own Dan Gessler speaking on “The Role of Models in the Design of the Lower Mississippi River Sediment Diversions.” 

During the annual event, visitors were treated with a light dinner reception and the opportunity to tour 1:65 scale, live-bed physical models that will help optimize and inform the designs of critical sediment diversion structures. The annual event draws students and professionals from across the region.

This video is just a short recap of the evening.


Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Model Study

Read more about the model study here.

John R. Freeman Fund

The Freeman fund was established in 1925 to provide funds for young engineers for research, aid in the publication of meritorious books and papers, traveling scholarships, or as a prize for a particularly worthy paper. Find out more here.

Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

To find out more about the goals and comprehensive plans of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), including their restoration and risk reduction projects, visit: http://coastal.la.gov/  (Fair warning: You may find yourself lost in the vast amount of information they share on their site.)