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Daniel L. and Irma Evans Lecture

The Daniel L. and Irma Evans Endowed Lectureship provides an opportunity to deepen the understanding of engineering by exposing students and practicing engineers to the concepts, challenges, concerns and methods they will interact with throughout their careers.

Dan, Roger and Robert Evans established the endowed lecture in 1983 to memorialize and honor the human and broad societal outlook of their parents.

 

Past lectures

2018

photo of Bridget Scanlon

Bridget Scanlon
Senior Research Scientist, The University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences
Thursday, May 3, 3:30pm
Kane Hall
Global Water Resource Assessments: Models vs. Satellites 
Lecture synopsis and biography
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2016

Daniel Sperling

Daniel Sperling
Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy and founding Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis
Thursday, April 14, 4pm
William H. Gates Hall, Room 138
The Three Transportation Revolutions… as seen by an academic, regulator, and policy wonk.
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2015

Suzzane Lacasse

Dr. Suzanne Lacasse
Technical Director at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
Thursday, May 14, 2015, 4:30pm
Kane Hall, Room 110
Hazard, Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Practice
Lacasse Biography | Lecture Synopsis | Video | Event photos

2014

Mark Z. Jacobson

Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program, Stanford University
May 15, 2014
Roadmaps for transitioning Washington State and all other 49 U.S. states to wind, water, and solar power for all purposes
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2013

Dr. Bernard Amedei
Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Colorado - Boulder
May 30, 2013
Engineering in Sustainable Human Development: Challenges and Opportunities

2012

Clark Brockman
Director, SERA Architects' Sustainability Resources Group
May 10, 2012
Imagining Tomorrow's High-Performance Neighborhoods, Today

2011

Dr. Gail H. Marcus
Independent Consultant on Nuclear Power Technology and Policy
May 19, 2011
Nuclear Power: Past, Present and Future

2010

Roger Garratt
Director of Resource Acquisition and Emerging Technologies, Puget Sound Energy
May 20, 2010
Renewable Energy: Seems Like Old Times

2009

Peter Head
Director of Arup UK, Head of Global Planning
April 30, 2009
Entering the Ecological Age: The Engineer's Role

2007

William K. Reilly
Senior Adviser to TPG, Founder of Aqua International Partners
April 9, 2007
The Water Age