SES drills well for teaching on South Oval

March 5, 2018
Photo of students in Water Issues class learning how to describe cuttings from the well that was drilled on campus

On Thursday, Professor A. Sawyer's Water Issues class looked on as a well was drilled in our backyard. The 120-foot well penetrated two cavities in the Columbus Limestone. Students had the opportunity to describe cuttings and learn about rotary drilling. The well was generously donated by Jamison Drilling and will serve as a centerpiece in the new Mirror Lake Hydrogeology Learning Lab. The Hydrogeology Learning Lab, to be completed this spring, will provide opportunities for students to engage in hands-on field activities during lectures and labs. Photo Credit: John H Fulton.