Publish and Flourish: Pursuing Research, Innovation and Engagement During Your Professional Career


2/21/2019 at 3:30PM


2/21/2019 at 4:30PM


129 DeBartolo Hall


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Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

Phone: 574-631-5380
Office: 156 Fitzpatrick Hall
In 1873 the University of Notre Dame responded to the burgeoning need for surveyors and designers of railroads, bridges, and roads by adding a program in civil engineering to the curriculum. In fact, Notre Dame was the first Catholic university in the country to offer formal courses in ...
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Pursuing research, innovation and engagement in your professional career can lead to exciting opportunities, accelerate your professional development, and make your life more interesting and enjoyable. Several examples from a four-decade-long professional career will demonstrate opportunities and strategies for undertaking research, exploring ways to advance technical practices and procedures, participating in professional organizations, and getting published. In the process, you might get to see the world and make a difference.

Seminar Speaker:

Gregory Benz ND Arch '76

Greg Benz is Senior Vice President with WSP (formerly Parsons Brinckerhoff). Greg has 40 years of experience as a transportation planner, designer, and project manager. His experience includes project around the globe and throughout the United States. He was the first recipient of the William Barclay Parsons Fellowship in which he advanced his research in pedestrian circulation theory and subsequently held several leadership roles in research and professional organizations. Greg began his professional career with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame, 1976 and a Master of Urban Planning from Princeton University. He is Register Architect, a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and Emeritus Member of Transportation Research Board. His spouse of 40 years, Ann Greenburg Benz, Bachelor of Architecture, Class of ’76, was in the first class of women accepted to ND. Both of their children are ND graduates – Mike (’09) and Virginia (’12).