Civil Engineering Lecture Series Announced

Posted: September 19, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“The Future of Civil Engineering Education: Various Perspectives” is the theme of the 2007-08 Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering (CEIE) Distinguished Lecture Series, which begins Friday, Sept. 21.

The first speaker in the series is James O’Brien, PE, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) managing director for professional and educational activities. O’Brien will speak on “Twenty-First Century Civil Engineering Education” at 11 a.m. in the Johnson Center, Room F.

Other topics and speakers in the series are:

  • Oct. 19, E-Learning in Civil Engineering with Martin Ebner, IT Center for Teaching Technologies and Civil Engineering Department, Graz Technical University, Austria, on “European Practice”; and Sivand Lakmazaheri, president, Educative Technologies Inc., Fairfax, Va., on “U.S. Practice.”

  • Nov. 30, International Perspectives with Michael Sanio, PE, ASCE managing director for global projects, on “ASCE Global Perspective”; Danijl Reboij, professor, University of Maribor, Slovenia, on “A European Perspective: EuroMaster in Construction IT”; and Mohamad Ali, professor and chair, Civil Engineering Department, Technical University of Basra, Iraq, and visiting scholar, CEIE Department, George Mason University, on “Civil Engineering Education in Iraq Today and Tomorrow.”
  • Feb. 22, 2008, Computing and Education with Jeff Russell, professor and chair, Civil Engineering Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, on “Body of Knowledge (BOK) II Committee Report and Education”; and Barbara Boni, senior developer, ABAQUS, Providence, R.I., on “Advances in Simulation and Education.”

The series is free and sponsored by the Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering; the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering; and the Civil Engineering Institute. For more information, contact lecture coordinator Tomasz Arciszewski at or see the web site.

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