Lectures & Symposiums
Edward Wenk, Jr. Endowed Lectureship
in Technology and Public Policy
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.
October 25, 2012 - Paula J.Hammond, Secretary of Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation, will present her lecture titled, "Engineers in Public Service", on Thursday, October 25, 2012 beginning at 4:30pm, in Smith Hall, Room 120.
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
Daniel L. and Irma Evans Lecture
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 2013 Daniel L. and Irma Evans Lecture featuring Dr. Bernard Amedei, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Colorado - Boulder, will be begin at 4:30pm on Thursday, May 30, 2013 in Kane Hall, Room 220. Dr. Amadei will present his lecture titled, "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