Geysir worked perfectly


Sex karlmenn standa í hóp við tæki sem lætur vatn gjósaStudents in the third year of Applied Energy/Mechanical Engineering at Reykjavik University worked on an exciting project this semester in the Practical Project course, where they built a Geysir model under Michael S. Moorhead, Associate Professor. The model creates a plume, like the real Geysir, and the students showed and tested the result outside RU and presented the project this week.

Sex manns standa í porti og horfa á líkan af hver gjósa

The students agreed that practical projects such as the Geys project are excellent exercises in group work and that you learn a lot in project-based learning.

Projects like this are a good way to learn different construction and working methods. This is the third course we have taken based on a practical project, and we are always most excited about these courses. We feel that by far we learn the most from these practical projects that we do, regardless of whether it is in courses that are purely practical and the same when we do smaller practical projects within other courses,

says Bjarni Sævar Sveinsson and his fellow students, Jökull Þór Kristjánsson, Stefán Ottó Kristinsson, Þorgeir Freyr Gíslason, Örvar Þór Örlygsson and Aron Þorbjörnsson who worked on the Geysir project together.

Maður stendur fyrir framan skjá og kynnir verkefni fyrir hópi fólks

They all agree that Applied Engineering is a good course and are satisfied with it. "We are a tiny group, and it is often very comfortable. This allows for more personalized instruction and, generally, many leeways."

The Geyser project started from an effort by the Director of the ISE, Juliet Newson. She applied for funding through SIF to create this teaching tool. The project was then provided to Michal Moorehead for his course as a possible project for his students.