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National Engineers Week Dream Big Speaker Event: Special VIP Invitation for Junior Academy Members
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm-8:30 pmFree
This event is FULL. Accepting WAIT-LIST registrations ONLY as of 12:30PM, Tue, Feb 14.
Celebrate National Engineers Week with this special VIP opportunity for 25 Junior Academy of Science members!
Meet and hear from Dr. Marc Edwards, the civil engineer who helped solve the Flint, Michigan water crisis!
FREE and OPEN to the first 25 Junior Academy student members to register! All others wait-listed. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Register below by Wednesday, February 15.
Reception w/hors d’oeuvres from 6 – 7 p.m.
Talk, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Featured Speaker: Marc Edwards, Ph.D., Charles P. Lunsford Professor, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech
In town for one night only, this world-famous scientist and civil engineer from Virginia Tech who directed the team that solved the Flint, Michigan Water Crisis mystery, is here to speak on how science and engineering are used to solve the problems of society.
A 2007 MacArthur Genius Grant Fellow, Dr. Edwards was recognized for his vital role in ensuring the safety of drinking water and exposing deteriorating water-delivery infrastructure in America’s largest cities. In 2016 TIME magazine named him one of the world’s 100 Most Influential People. That same year, he made Fortune magazine’s World’s Greatest Leaders list.
Dream Big Speaker Event is a SciFest special partnership presentation of The Academy of Science – St. Louis, the Saint Louis Science Center, Missouri S&T, The Engineering Center, EWRI (Environmental & Water Resources Institute), the Missouri Water Environment Association, Landmark, and the Missouri Section of the American Water Works Association.