Leslie A. and Dennis J. Drag Distinguished Lecture Series in Civil Engineering

Guest Speaker: ASCE President Kristina Swallow

Friday, November 17, 2017
2 to 3 p.m. – 3400 Boelter Hall

Engineering the Future

 With an expanding global population, we must take care of aging infrastructure to meet current needs, and at the same time, move it into the future with new technologies and capabilities that will enable us to combat the problems of tomorrow. In this presentation, President Kristina Swallow will share how we need to prepare civil future civil engineers to meet these challenges.

As the oldest engineering society in the United States, ASCE represents 150,000 members in 177 countries. ASCE stands at the forefront of a profession that plans, designs, constructs, and operates society’s economic and social engine – the built environment – while protecting and restoring the natural environment.

President Swallow will explain the leading role of ASCE in advancing the civil engineering profession. She will also touch on the following strategic focus areas of ASCE:

  • Sustainable Infrastructure– Maintain and modernize America’s deteriorating infrastructure as well as make our communities sustainable
  • ASCE Grand Challenge– Significantly enhance the performance and value of infrastructure projects over their life cycles by 2025 and optimize investments
  • Raise the Bar– Increase education requirements for engineering licensure to better protect the public in the future

Date(s) - Nov 17, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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