A team of students from Smith College’s Picker Engineering Program have chosen the removal of Elm Street Dam in Kingston as the focus of their Capstone Design Clinic – a year-long course in which students collaborate on applied design projects sponsored by industry and government.

A team of four Smith students and their sponsor, Stantec Engineering, have worked for the past six months on developing a conceptual design for removal of the Elm Street Dam on the Jones River. This project gives the students hands-on experience with a real world engineering challenge. It also provides Jones River Watershed Association and the Town of Kingston with strong preliminary information on the approaches available for removal of the aging dam.

Please join us at Jones River Landing (55 Landing Road, Kingston) on May 5th to hear the students present the findings of their work. Refreshments available at 6 PM. Presentation begins at 6:30 PM.