Ocean engineer gives students a tour of USGS facilities

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On March 25, ocean engineer Rob Wyland of the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center gave a tour and demonstration to roughly a dozen students from the engineering class he teaches at Cabrillo College, a local community college. Wyland showed students many of the tools and materials he uses on the job and discussed projects he works on. Co-worker Gerry Hatcher, another USGS ocean engineer described two of his current projects. Wyland gives these tours to help students understand careers in ocean engineering and the USGS.

A man wearing a baseball cap and badge around his neck is talking to other people about a piece of heavy machinery near him.

USGS ocean engineer Robert Wyland explains machine shop operations to community college students during an annual tour.