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Seminars 2018-2019

Challenges and Innovation in Civil & Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Challenges and Innovation in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Spring 2019
3:30pm – 4:30pm, 129 Debartolo

Sara Boukdad, ND CEEES '16
Internship Program Manager, Notre Dame's Center for Civic Innovation
Alicia Czarnecki, ND CEEES '17
Project Engineer, City of South Bend Public Works Department


Using Engineering to Promote Resilient Neighborhoods in South Bend through Community-Engaged Design Thinking January 17, 2019

Matthew Gries, ND CE '07 
Senior Associate, Wiss Janney, Eltsner Associates 


Evaluation and Repair of Natural Draft Cooling Tower January 24, 2019

Paul Bredt, PhD
Division Director of the Nuclear Sciences Division, Energy and Environment Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


Back End of the Cold War February 7, 2019

Gregory Benz, ND Arch '76
Senior Vice President, WSP

Publish and Flourish: Pursuing Research, Innovation and Engagement during Your Professional Career  February 21, 2019

Michael Traylor
Co-President/CEO and Co-Chairman of the Board, Traylor Construction Group, Inc. 

The Challenges, Responsibilities and Self Satisfaction of a Heavy Civil Construction Engineer March 7, 2019 

Monroe Weber-Shirk, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Founder AguaClara


The Next Generation of Ultra-low Energy, Sustainable Surface Water Treatment Technologies for Small Systems April 4, 2019

Challenges and Innovation in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Fall 2018
3:30pm – 4:30pm, 141 Debartolo

Joe Benco, ND CE '93
Vice President, Engineering Technical Support, Republic Services, Inc. 


Implementing Environmental Protection: How Regulation Created Opportunity in the Solid Waste Industry August 30, 2018

Kuldip Kumar 
Senior Environmental Scientist, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, Chicago 


Emerging Contaminants in the Environment: What's the Scoop with Animal and Human Poop?  September 6, 2018 

Raymond "Paul" Giroux, Dist. M.ASCE
Senior Estimating Manager, Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., civil engineering historian


Building the Eads Bridge  September 13, 2018 

Victoria Arbitrio, PE, SECB, F.SEI
Associate Partner, Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP


Building in New York  September 20, 2018 

James J. Walsh, PE, BCEE, ND CE '74
President/CEO, SCS Engineers 


Brownfields Remediation - Returning Contaminated Urban Properties to Productive Community Use September 27, 2018 

David A. Dzombak 
Hammerschlag University Professor and Head, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University 


Climate Change Adaptation for Infrastructure: A Grand Challenge for Civil and Environmental Engineering  October 4, 2018

Jeana Ripple, AIA, LEED AP, ND CSE '01
Founding Principal, MIR Collective, Director of Master of Architecture Program and Assistant Professor of Architecture, University of Virginia


Generative Material Practice  October 11, 2018 

George Sowers
Professor of Practice, Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Former United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vice President and Chief Scientist


Mining the Moon for Fun and Profit November 8, 2018 

Dave Lamoureux, PE ND CE '99
Senior Structural Engineer, Kiewit Engineering Group

Evan Gerbo
ND CEEES Ph.D. student



Arlington Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation  November 15, 2018