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Stevens Institute of Technology Announces Fall 2017 Sustainability Seminar Series Speakers

Students get a front row seat with industry leaders in sustainability

Sustainability is more important than ever.

That’s the message Stevens Institute of Technology learned from its hugely popular spring seminar series on sustainability. In order to meet growing interest, Stevens is launching its Fall 2017 Sustainability Seminar Series beginning Wednesday, September 20 in Hoboken, New Jersey.

“Our Fall 2017 seminar series continues our goal to engage people in discussions on sustainability issues that are critical to our social, environmental and economic well-being,” says professor Dibyendu “Dibs” Sarkar, coordinator of the seminar series and founding director of the sustainability management MS program. “We will have ten speakers from industry, government, and academia in the fall series who will discuss their work in various areas of sustainability ranging from urban and coastal resiliency to green energy to green engineering to sustainability data management.”

Sarkar adds, “We are live webcasting the seminars for any and all that are interested to learn more about how to make our world more sustainable. They will also be archived in our Stevens Sustainability YouTube channel. Stevens students are encouraged to engage in a 'meet and greet' with the speakers before the seminars. The speakers are all local and regional leaders in sustainability and many of them are interested in working with our students in a mentorship capacity."

That access to top talent, as well as the breadth of topics covered, is what makes the series so popular.

Speakers scheduled for Fall 2017 are:

  • September 20 - Peter Fusaro, 41 North Partners LLC, Transitioning to a Clean Energy Economy Using Finance
  • September 27 - Amy Williams, New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium, Coastal Resiliency in a Dynamic Ecosystem
  • October 4 - Ron MacGillivray, Delaware River Basin Commission, Monitoring Water Quality to Assure Sustainability
  • October 11 - Chuck Feinberg, New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition, Petroleum in the Transportation Sector
  • October 18 - Hoong See Tao, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Development of an Energy Dashboard
  • October 25 - George Penesis, AKRF, A Stronger, More Resilient New York: HUD Rebuild by Design Projects in Lower Manhattan and Tottenville, Staten Island
  • November 1 - Gary Sondermeyer, Bayshore Recycling, The Road to Sustainable Materials Management Through Recycling
  • November 8 - Juliette Barre, Tennaxia North America, Enhancing Sustainability Performance with Data Management Solutions
  • November 15 - Nancy van Dyke, Quantum Management Group, Inc., Green Engineering and Environmental Remediation
  • November 29 - Wayne DeFeo, DeFeo Associates, Sustainability and the Real World: Case Studies on LEED, Sustainability, the Legislature and Holistic Thinking

More information about these speakers and the series is available on the Sustainability Seminar Series page on the Stevens website.

The seminars will be held every Wednesday from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at the Altorfer Academic Complex. Attendance is free but seating is limited to 30 people, so please RSVP to Dr. Sarkar at [email protected]. Refreshments will be provided.

For those who are unable to attend seminars in person, the seminars will also be live webcast by Stevens' WebCampus and Blackboard Collaborate system and archived on the Stevens Sustainability YouTube channel.

The series is sponsored by the Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering and the Center for Environmental Systems. It is organized by the Sustainability Management Master's program within the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering & Science.

For more information on the seminar series, or if you would like to give a talk or suggest a speaker, contact Dr. Sarkar at [email protected]

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