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May 13, 2011
Non Members: $25.00
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||Engineering in the 21st Century: It’s No Longer Only About Technology Anymore…Are You Ready?
Brought to you by the Leadership and Management Committee.
We live in an age of complex systems– political, environmental, behavioral, economic, etc. This complexity requires engineers to take a more holistic and creative approach to solving problems. Relying on technical solutions to the exclusion of designing for human complexity will not create the type infrastructure and services 21st Century communities need.
How will this look? What will engineers need to do differently in the future? What new skills will tomorrow's engineers need to have? How will engineers need to expand their thinking? Join us May 13th as Dr. Domenico Grasso explores the qualities of the 21st Century Engineer and the challenges facing the engineering and public works communities as we design for the societal, economic, and cultural systems of the future. A very well-respected member of the engineering community, Dr. Grasso is the Vice President for Research and the Dean of the Graduate College at the University of Vermont. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Environmental Engineering Science, and has served in many advisory roles, including being Vice-Chair of the United States Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board.
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be better able to:
• Advocate for engineering education that teaches students that "thinking like an engineer" means going beyond technological solutions to addressing innovative design and problem-solving for humanity.
• Interpret today's infrastructure needs and realities as complex, holistic systems.
• Define the 21st century’s successful and effective engineer as one who understands the correlation between engineering and the social systems it serves.
This program has been approved for .1 CEU or 1 PDH. The form to request these credits is included in the handouts for this program. Please note there is a $5 fee per individual requesting CEUs.
||Domenico Grasso, Ph.D., P.E., DEE
Vice President for Research
Dean of the Graduate College
Editor-in-Chief, Environmental Engineering Science
Former Dean of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
The University of Vermont
Dr. Domenico Grasso is Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate College at the University of Vermont. Prior to holding this position, he was the Dean of the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at UVM. He did his secondary school education at St. John's High School in Massachusetts and holds a B.Sc. from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, an M.S. from Purdue University and a Ph.D. from The University of Michigan. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Connecticut and Texas, and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.
He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the journal Environmental Engineering Science and has served as Vice-Chair of the United States Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board, President of the Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors and Associate Editor of Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology. He was appointed by Vermont Governor James Douglas to Chair the Vermont Environment and Engineering Advisory Council. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 technical papers and reports, including four chapters and three books, including Holistic Engineering Education - Beyond Technology. Federal, state and industrial organizations have supported his research work. He has served on advisory boards at Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame, Colgate, WPI, Olin College, and the National Academy of Engineering.
||MODERATOR: Sue Hann, P.E., A.I.C.P., I.C.M.A.-C.M
Sue Hann is the Deputy City Manager and former Public Works Director for the City of Palm Bay, Florida. She has over 30 years of experience in engineering and public works and has seen first-hand how the role of the engineer or public works professional has been evolving from technical to adaptive.
Sue is most proud of her work to establish the APWA Emerging Leaders Academy, which is a program that developers future leaders in the public works profession. She has designed the curriculum as well as created several of the modules including those relating to successful negotiation, leadership principles, ethics and team-building. She teaches adaptive tools to already skilled technical professionals.
Sue has also been a contributing author to the APWA Reporter on a wide variety of leadership & management topics and recently presented at the APWA Congress regarding “A New Kind of Public Works Leader.”