Earth Week 2017
Sustainability as a complex system is the focus of this event to launch Earth Week. Faculty panelists will open the discussion on the topics of Complexity and Scale, the Water-Energy-Food Nexus, Without Phosphorus There Would Be No Phood!, and Sustainable Architecture, interspersed with student panelists’ tangential remarks. Professor Robin Whitney will moderate the Q&A. The event is co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters (CAL), Students Against Violating the Earth (S.A.V.E), Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW), the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES), and Urban Agriculture (UrbanAg).
Dr. George P. Korfiatis, McLean Chair of Environmental Engineering, founder of the Center for Environmental Systems in 1988, researches in the areas of groundwater pollution, remediation, and drinking water quality. He is the former dean of the School of Engineering and Science, provost and university vice president from 2002 to 2016.
Dr. Hamed Ghoddusi is an assistant professor of finance whose research interests relevant to sustainability include resource and energy economics, and water resource economics. He has been a visiting scholar/consultant at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES).
Professor David A. Vaccari, professor of environmental engineering, is a board-certified environmental engineer, and is listed in the Who’s Who in Environmental Engineering and Science. He teaches many subjects at Stevens, from environmental biology to design of pollution control processes, and authored the textbook Environmental Biology for Engineers and Scientists.
Professor Clarke-Snell, industry associate professor on the design faculty, applies research into low-tech, high performance building systems to the design and construction of small buildings and homesteads with the goal of developing paradigms for carbon footprint and resource use reduction. He spear-headed Stevens’ winning entry in the 2016 Solar Decathlon, SURE House.
Student panelists representing the co-sponsoring organizations: Rob Whipple, Anthony Rusignuolo, Mike De Groot, Jake Dellaria and Yarden Flatow.