November 22nd, 2010

pug marks

engineer tools?

Location: USA
Time: present day

I know the answer to this is mostly 'computers', but I was wondering: what (other) physical tools might an environmental engineer use? I can assume a calculator and, like, pencils. Protractor? Other stuff I can't even think of because I don't know what the hell I'm talking about? Help.

If it matters, this is an environmental engineer with a concentration in stuff related to water. But the tools don't have to be specific to that.

I tried searching 'environmental engineering tools' and similar, which wasn't returning useful results. I also tried 'engineer tools' and similar, which did give me some images, but I'm not sure if they were things it would be weird for an environmental engineer to use or what. I am so far from being an engineer of any sort that it isn't even funny.
Colby smile

Housing for trainee agents at the FBI Academy at Quantico

Setting: present day USA (Quantico, VA)

Situation: I've got a character who is attending new agent training at the FBI Academy. My question is simple: would he be required to stay in the Academy dorms, or could he stay with his wife at their apartment in Quantico town? And if he does have to stay at the dorms, what would the restrictions on his movements be like? Could he go home for weekends, days off, and so on?

Also, how long after graduation do cadets receive their assignments? Day of, or is there some kind of waiting period? 

Terms searched: FBI academy housing rules, FBI academy dorms. I've been able to find information on apartments in the Quantico area, but not whether my character would actually be able to stay in them.