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Duke University's 2018 Engineering Symposium

Duke University
Engineering Symposium

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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 for 6 PDHs and 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 engineering 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. The cost of the event is $75 and includes parking and lunch (and up to 6 PDHs). To register visit:

Preliminary Schedule (subject to changes and updates):
8:00-8:30 Registration and Check in
8:30-8:45 Welcome and Symposium Overview
8:45-9:45 Keynote Address: NCDOT Secretary James H.Trogdon, Ill
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-11:00 Understanding and Predicting Earth Failures (or why not to live in Malibu) - Manolis Veveakis
Risk and Resilience - Mark Borsuk and Henri Gavin
Using Computations and Simulations - Guglielmo Scovazzi and Johann Guilleminot
11:00 - 12:00 Numerical Models for Hurricane Prediction and Preparedness - Ana Barros and Andrew Bragg
Data Science - Nathaniel Chaney
12:00-1:00 Lunch - Poster Displays and Student Organization Tabling (in Atrium and Pre-Function Area)
1:00-1:15 Departmental Overview
1:15-2:15 Featured speaker: NCDEQ Assistant Secretary Sheila Holman
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:30 Microbiome - Claudia Gunsch
GenX and Emerging Contaminants - Lee Ferguson
3:30-4:30 Coal Ash - Helen Hsu-Kim
Re-imagining the Toilet - Marc Deshusses
4:30-5:00 Educational, Research and Career Opportunities for Students in Civil and Env. Eng.

If you have any questions, please contact David Schaad.

Earlier Event: October 18
October, 2018 Luncheon
Later Event: November 15
November, 2018 Luncheon