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Stevens Institute of Technology Announces Spring 2018 Sustainability Seminar Series Speakers

Students get real-world insights from industry leaders in sustainability.

The jobs of the future are in sustainability.

That’s the message Stevens Institute of Technology learned from its hugely popular fall seminar series on sustainability. In order to meet growing interest, Stevens is launching its Spring 2018 Sustainability Seminar Series beginning Wednesday, January 31 in Hoboken, New Jersey.

"Our Spring 2018 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 master’s in sustainability management degree program. "We will have twelve speakers from industry and academia in the spring series who will discuss their work in various areas of sustainability ranging from brownfield development to urban farming and transparency in corporate sustainability reporting to democratizing sustainable business."

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 Schaefer School of Engineering and Science 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 kind of access to top talent, as well as the breadth of topics covered, is what makes the series so popular.

Spring 2018 Speakers

  • January 31 - Melissa A. Harclerode, CDM Smith Sustainable Remediation: Current State of the Practice and Innovative Approaches

  • February 7 - Theresa Widger, PSEG Power Energy Diversity and the Role of Nuclear Power

  • February 14 - Elizabeth Limbrick, NJIT Transforming Eyesores to Eye Candy: Brownfield Redevelopment Basics

  • February 21 - Jeffrey G. Entin, AKRF Sustainability Consulting for Non-Profit Community Development and Land Preservation Organizations

  • February 28 - Alex Rudnicki, AeroFarms Urban Farming is Growing Up: A Case Study in High Density Agriculture

  • March 7 - William G. Russell, Transitioning to Green Journey Across the Sustainability Strategy Bridge

  • March 21 - George Hollerbach and Joseph Cleary, BSI EHS Services & Solutions and Geosyntec Consultants Pharmaceuticals in the Environment: Status and the Treatment Alternatives

  • March 28 - Sunila Gupta, Haley & Aldrich, Inc. Changing Behaviors: A Lean Approach to Developing Sustainability Strategies

  • April 4 - Isabel Beltran, 100 Resilient Cities Embedding Resilience and Sustainability Considerations at the City Level: Examples from Latin America

  • April 11 - Dani Glaser, Green Team Spirit Democratizing Sustainable Business

  • April 18 - Harry Etra, CodeGreen Solutions Corporate Sustainability Reporting: Transparency and Performance

  • April 25 - George P. Korfiatis, Stevens Institute of Technology Water Is...

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's WebCampus and Blackboard Collaborate and archived on the Schaefer School of Engineering and Science 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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