Lectures & Symposiums
The Evans Lectureship provides opportunities to expose students and practitioners of engineering to the concepts, challenges, concerns and methods of the major disciplines with which they will be expected to interact in their careers, and to deepen their understanding of engineering. Dan, Roger and Robert Evans established the Daniel L. and Irma Evans Endowment in 1983 to memorialize and honor the human and broad societal outlook of their parents.
The 2015 Daniel L. and Irma Evans Lecture featuring Dr. Suzanne Lacasse, Technical Director at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, will begin at 4:30pm on Thursday, May 14, 2015 (location to be announced). Dr. Lacasse will present her lecture, "Hazard, Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Practice".
May 15, 2014 - Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program, Stanford University
Roadmaps for transitioning Washington State and all other 49 U.S. states to wind, water, and solar power for all purposes
May 30, 2013 - Dr. Bernard Amedei, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Colorado - Boulder
Engineering in Sustainable Human Development: Challenges and Opportunities
May 10, 2012 - Clark Brockman, Director, SERA Architects' Sustainability Resources Group
Imagining Tomorrow's High-Performance Neighborhoods, Today
May 19, 2011 - Dr. Gail H. Marcus, Independent Consultant on Nuclear Power Technology and
Nuclear Power: Past, Present and Future
May 20, 2010 - Roger Garratt,
Director of Resource Acquisition and Emerging Technologies, Puget Sound Energy
Renewable Energy: Seems Like Old Times
April 30, 2009 - Peter Head, Director of Arup UK, Head of Global Planning
Entering the Ecological Age: The Engineer's Role
April 9, 2007 - William K. Reilly, Senior Advisor to TPG, Founder of Aqua International Partners
The Water Age
The lectureship was made possible by a generous donation from Dr. Edward Wenk, Jr., Emeritus Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and science policy advisor to the U.S. Congress and three presidents. Dr. Wenk built his career through bridging the gap between public policy and engineering. Through his generous gift, he continues to share his professional legacy with students and the academic community.
Thomas DeLuca, professor and director of the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS), University of Washington, will present his lecture, “Forest and Environmental Sciences and Sustainability: A Quest for the 21st Century,” on Thursday, November 6, 2014, beginning at 4:30pm in Kane Hall, Room 210.
November 7, 2013 - Kevin Hagen, Sustainable Business Advocate
Good news, we have to redesign everything
October 25, 2012 - Paula J.Hammond, Secretary of Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation
Engineers in Public Service
October 20, 2011 - V. Setty Pendakur, UW Alum (MS ‘62, PhD ‘64) and Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia
A Billion Urban Chinese by 2025
October 28, 2010 - Dale Jensen, Program Manager, WA Dept of Ecology Spill Prevention, Preparedness & Response Program
Striking a balance from competing values in setting public policies: A Case Study on Washington State Oil Spill Issues
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December 3, 2009 - Dennis McLerran, Executive Director, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
Innovation and Collaboration Leading to Cleaner Air in the Puget Sound Region
November 6, 2008 - Daniel J. Evans, Former Washington Governor
Was This a Transformational Election? Challenges Facing a New Administration
The Burges Lectureship brings to the University distinguished practitioners in the field of Civil and Environmental Engineering to broaden the horizons of engineering students and professionals beyond the purely technical challenges of our times. The lectureship was made possible by a generous donation from Stephen and Sylvia Burges.
Dennis Lettenmaier, Distinguished Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles, will present his lecture, “Some Reflections on the Evolution of Hydrology over the Last 40 Years” on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 4:30 PM in Kane Hall, Room 210.