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E Week 2019 2.0

 

It’s not always easy coordinating a bus trip from 2nd grade to Red Rock Consulting, so E Week 2.0 happened in May.  Second graders got a field trip to Red Rock Consulting’s office to learn about soil sampling and testing.  They “cored” into layers of cake, candy, frosting and other sweet treats to get a tasty sample to eat as they learned about geotechnical engineering.  They also explored the lab and performed real soils testing with the lab guys.

Founded by NSPE in 1951, E Week is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.  For information about E Week 2020, follow the link below:

https://www.nspe.org/resources/partners-and-state-societies/national-engineers-week

 

Kristi Bumpas talks to 2nd graders about landslides and geotechnical engineering.

 

2nd grade students enjoyed “coring” into these sweet layers of soil!

 

Melanie Russell assists 2nd graders with coring operations.

 

 

Our favorite 2nd grader, Camryn, with her core. 🙂

 

Chad Pierson teaches 2nd graders about soil testing.

 

Shawn Allred explains the different types of soil to 2nd graders.

DMT Demonstration at OU

On a beautiful day in April, Red Rock Consulting’s Kristi Bumpas, along with DSO’s Brad Bettes and Bennett Stone, traveled down to OU to demonstrate the flat plate dilatometer (DMT) to civil engineering students in Dr. Amy Cerato’s in situ testing class.  The future Dr. Tommy Bounds (our friend and former Red Rock employee) stopped by to say hello and showed off some of the new professor presentation skills he’s been working on at OU.

 

Kristi explained how to run the DMT to OU engineering students.

 

Just like old times with Dr. Tommy.

 

Brad and Bennett donated some drilling time.

 

 

E Week 2019

 

Employees with Red Rock Consulting took time to work with 4th graders at an Edmond elementary school during E Week 2019.  Founded by NSPE in 1951, E Week is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.  Each year we enjoy talking to kids about geotechncial engineering.  This year we had fun with 2 experiments that demonstrated liquefaction.  A mess was made and fun was had by all.

 

For information about E Week 2020, follow the link below:

https://www.nspe.org/resources/partners-and-state-societies/national-engineers-week

For an experiment with liquefaction, follow the link below:

https://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/shaky-sediments

 

Jeremy Basler demonstrates liquefaction principles to 4th graders.

 

Daniel Bolin buries a “storage tank” while teaching 4th graders about engineering.

 

Kristi Bumpas visits with 4th graders about geotechnical engineering.

 

Shawn Allred looks on as 4th graders experiment with water and sand.

Red Rock / DSO Christmas 2018

It’s not a holiday without the Red Rock Consulting / DSO Christmas party!!  Guests were welcomed to the North Pole by the cast of a Christmas murder mystery, who looked a lot like some of their coworkers.  The acting got steadily worse as the night went on, but in the end, 2 teams were able to figure out the guilty character.  So how did we figure out which team won the cash prize?  With an impromptu Christmas carol-off, of course!  We found out Jordan actually can be embarrassed and some people don’t know the words to Frosty the Snowman.  🙂

Mrs. Claus (Maresa Bettes), Santa (Brad Bettes), Frosty the Snowman (Tommy Bounds) and Abominable Snowman (Todd Simpson)

 

Jordan and a friend being shy instead of singing!

 

Spencer and Anna looking up lyrics to Frosty the Snowman for the win!

 

 

Operation Christmas Child

Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child 2018

Since 2015, Red Rock Consulting has donated shoeboxes full of small gifts to Operation Christmas Child, a cause supported by our friends at CEC.  Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization.  The shoe boxes are shipped to children in need all over the world.  For more information, click on the link below.

 

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

 

NCEES Exam Committee

Kristi Bumpas volunteers as part of the NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying) Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Committee.  She travels to the NCEES office in Seneca, SC, up to 4 times a year to write geotechnical questions for the exam.  Pictures of volunteers working were shown in the 2019 NCEES publication ‘Squared’.

 

March 2018 Employee of the Month

Spencer Harris

 

Spencer Harris joined the Red Rock Consulting team this month.  He is a native Oklahoman and has a degree in Geology from Oklahoma State University.  Spencer is our very first geologist at Red Rock.  Welcome!!

New Crew

There are lots of new faces on the Red Rock / DSO crew lately.  We got most of them together for a hot lunch on a cold day.  Daniel, Dylan, Todd, Kristi, Brad, Mike, Bennett and Blake all enjoyed some mexican food and heat.

 

Red Rock and DSO crew

He’s Here!

Jeremy Basler joined the Red Rock team!

It’s official! Jeremy Basler, PE, made the switch to the Red Rock team this week as our Geotechnical Manager. He comes with many years of geotechnical engineering experience, orange pride and is just a really nice guy. Good luck managing us, Jeremy!!

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October Employee of the Month

Daniel Bolin, EI

Daniel Bolin, EI, joined the Red Rock Consulting team this month. He is a native Oklahoman and was a NCAA Division II soccer player for Oklahoma Christian University. Daniel has a degree in Mechanical Engineering, but he’s working on a transformation to geotech. He’s been here a couple weeks and already fits right in!

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