The wave lab education and outreach program strives to provide “K to Grey” engagement in coastal and civil engineering to broaden participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).  We provide opportunities to learn about engineering, research, and coastal hazards using the on-going work at the laboratory to highlight the importance of engineering and research to the built and natural environment.   

Tours of the wave lab highlight the importance of coastal engineering, the research process, and the day-to-day operations of the large-scale laboratory.  Because this is a working facility, there will be times when the tanks are dry. This happens occasionally when we reconfigure tank specifications for research and testing projects. This provides additional opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to “get their feet wet” with research.

Beginning in the 2017/18 academic school year, tours will be conducted by appointment only. We appreciate your patience while a reservation process is developed. Please check back again for updates on how to schedule a tour.