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Steve and Sylvia Burges Endowed Lecture

The Steve and Sylvia Burges Endowed Lectureship features distinguished civil and environmental engineering experts who broaden the horizons of engineering students and professionals beyond the purely technical challenges of our times.

The lectureship is made possible by a generous donation from Stephen and Sylvia Burges.


Previous Lecturers

2018

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Professor emeritus Mark Benjamin
UW Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

In Search of the (Membrane) Holy Grail: A 20-Year Journey
Thursday, February 8, 3:30pm
Alder Hall Auditorium

Lecture Synopsis and Biography | Video

2017
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Professor Timothy Larson
UW Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
 
Fine Particles in Seattleā€™s Air:
What, When, Where, Why and So What?
Thursday, February 16, 4-5pm
Mary Gates Hall, Room 389 

2016

John Stanton

Professor John Stanton
UW Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Bridges- A Tale of Scale
Thursday, February 11, 2016, 4pm
Mary Gates Hall, Room 389

Biography and Lecture Synopsis | Video

2015

Dennis Lettenmaier

Professor Dennis Lettenmaier
Distinguished Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles

Some Reflections on the Evolution of Hydrology over the Last 40 Years
Friday, February 27, 2015, 4:30pm
Kane Hall, Room 210

Biography | Lecture Synopsis | Video