CEE to hold anniversary colloquium


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Denise Brehm
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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

To celebrate its 135th anniversary, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) will hold a two-day colloquium and an alumni/ae day from March 20-22.

The New Millennium Colloquium on the Future of Civil and Environmental Engineering will be held in Wong Auditorium from 8:30am-5pm on Monday and Tuesday, March 20 and 21. Keynote speakers will be G. Wayne Clough, president of the Georgia Institute of Technology; Rita Colwell, director of the National Science Foundation; and Travis Engen (SB 1967), chief executive of ITT Industries, Inc. Tickets are $350; students can get in free, but registration is required. See the event's web site for more information and registration.

During the two days, panel sessions on a variety of structural, geotechnical, environmental, informational technology, transportation and other aspects of civil and environmental engineering will be held. Panel session themes and key speakers are listed below.
��������� Related Technologies -- William Mitchell, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning
��������� The Natural and Built Environment -- Jared Cohon, president of Carnegie Mellon University
��������� Industry/Academic Relations -- James Becker, president of Beacon Skanska Construction Co.
��������� Promotion of Innovation and Entrepreneurship -- Harvey Bernstein, president of the Civil Engineering Research Foundation
��������� Education for the 21st Century -- Delon Hampton, president of Delon Hampton & Associates; Ralph Gareth Gray, architect and structural engineer; and Professor David Newland, head of Cambridge University's Department of Engineering.

For CEE Alumni/ae Day on March 22, there will be a full schedule of activities, including panel sessions, lectures and laboratory tours, followed by a gala ball. In addition to the department's 135th anniversary, the alumni/ae day will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ralph M. Parsons Laboratory (the environmental side of civil and environmental engineering), and the inauguration of a new chair -- the Donald and Martha Harleman Professorship.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 15, 2000.


Topics: Civil and environmental engineering, History of MIT

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