CEE Symposium - Engineering for the Planet

Oct 29

Monday, October 29, 2018

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153

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NCDOT Secretary James H. Trogdon III, NCDEQ Assistant Secretary Shelia Holman, Duke CEE Faculty

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University is hosting a symposium (“Engineering for the Planet”) on Monday, October 29th. This is an opportunity to hear from the featured speakers: NCDOT Secretary James H. Trogdon, III and NCDEQ Assistant Secretary Shelia Holman, as well as internationally recognized professors speaking on a variety of topics of interest to the broader community. Additionally, because the symposium is located adjacent to the rare manuscript archive, the curators have agreed to display some of John Snow's original documents.

Members of the Duke community are invited to attend all (or part) of the event, but if you would like to have lunch on that day, we respectfully request you RSVP with Ruby Nell Carpenter (ruby.carpenter@duke.edu).


8:00-8:30Registration and Check-in
8:30-8:45Welcome and Symposium Overview
Senior Associate Dean George Truskey        
8:45-9:45James TrogdonKeynote Address
NCDOT Secretary James H. Trogdon, III

Understanding and Predicting Earth Failures (or why not to live in areas prone to landslides)
Manolis Veveakis

Risk and Resilience
Mark Borsuk and Henri Gavin

Using Computations and Simulations
Guglielmo Scovazzi and Johann Guilleminot

11:00-12:00Environmental Intelligence and Extreme Events - Engineering Design, Hurricane Forecasting and Hydrologic Prediction: Florence and More
Ana Barros, Andrew Bragg, and Nathaniel Chaney
12:00-1:00Lunch, Poster Displays and Student Organization Tabling
(in Atrium and Pre-Function Area)
1:00-1:15Departmental Overview
CEE Department Chair Mark Wiesner
1:15-2:15Sheila HolmanFeatured Speaker
NCDEQ Assistant Secretary Sheila Holman

Claudia Gunsch

GenX and Emerging Contaminants
Lee Ferguson


Coal Ash
Helen Hsu-Kim

Re-imagining the Toilet
Marc Deshusses

4:30-5:00Educational, Research and Career Opportunities for Students in Civil and Environmental Engineering


Carpenter, Ruby Nell

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