An hour after the National Academy of Engineering announced John Koon was one of its newest members, he was doing what he does every Thursday: teaching his Senior Design course. Never mind that election to the NAE is one of the most prestigious honors — perhaps THE most prestigious — an engineer can receive.
Professor John Crittenden and President Emeritus G. Wayne Clough have helped chart the course for the future of environmental engineering in a new report from the National Academy of Engineering. Environmental Engineering for the 21st Century: Address Grand Challenges lays out five grand challenges facing society that environmental engineers are uniquely positioned to address — but answering these challenges will require an evolution in environmental engineering education, research and practice, according to the report.
The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Iris Tien will travel to Connecticut this fall for two days of meetings and idea-sharing with some of the nation’s most promising young engineers. It’s a highly competitive and prestigious invitation extended to only 82 people this year.
Donald Webster will exchange ideas with some of the country’s top engineering educators later this month. Webster has been selected to attend the National Academy of Engineering’s Eighth Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium in Irvine, California. Only 48 engineering faculty members nationwide will attend.
Charles “Wick” Moorman has received one of the highest professional honors for an engineer: He is now a member of the National Academy of Engineering. The academy announced 80 new members February 8 as well as 22 new foreign members.
Later this month, some of the brightest young minds in engineering gather in Irvine, California, to talk about the best new approaches to engineering education. The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Chloe Arson is among the select group of early career faculty members invited to the Frontiers of Engineering Education meeting.