The annual graduating student pennant hanging event was followed by a bi-annual event that coincides with the end of the Controls class. Students proceed in the ritual "smashing of a duct" to symbolize "crushing" ventilation studies. While the class is not the most loved class while in the program, alumni often indicate they use the materials all the time when they get out into the field. To round out the semester-long frustration, faculty provide a duct and tools for students to "make their mark". This year, Elanie Girlando was first up for the event.
Once students (and faculty) pounded the duct and signed their mark, the semester truly felt complete.