Hinsdale Wave Research Lab
3550 SW Jefferson Way
A visit to the laboratory includes the Large Wave Flume and the Directional Wave Basin, where the visitors can observe the different activities in both facilities. Preparation of an experiment, instrumentation, or possibly the actual testing with waves may be in progress. If no experiments are being held, waves will be running as a demonstration to the visitors.
For event questions or accommodation requests, please contact Shelly Signs, (541) 737-0724 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Through our work, we deliver research, testing, and education and outreach opportunities to improve the resilience and sustainability of coastal areas, and to develop innovative solutions to the design of coastal infrastructure.