The University of Wisconsin-Platteville College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science is bringing real-world engineering projects to students, faculty and the public, through the fall 2020 EMS Engineering Seminar Series. Free and open to the public, the series will highlight four engineering projects and insight from top experts in the field.
The series will kick off on Tuesday, Sept. 15, with “Geothermal Heat Pump System for Building Energy Efficiency,” presented by Dr. Xiaochun Cong, visiting professor from Shanndong University of Science and Technology. Chad Hanson, from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, will present “Plan and Design of the Red Wing Bridge over the Mississippi River” on Tuesday, Oct. 13. On Tuesday, Nov. 10, UW-Platteville alumna Lauren Ray, along with Marc Ruden, both of IIW, P.C., will present “Bee Branch Pumping Station: Solution to Aid the City of Dubuque’s Flooding Issues.” The series will end with “Protection of Buildings from the Construction of Milwaukee’s ‘Deep Tunnel’” by Strass-Maguire and Associates President Lavern Nall, on Tuesday, Dec. 1. All seminars will be offered virtually.
“Through a wide range of topics, we believe the EMS Engineering Seminar Series aligns well with UW-Platteville’s mission: empower each student to become broader in perspective, intellectually more astute and contribute wisely to our community,” said Dr. Danny Xiao, assistant professor of civil engineering at UW-Platteville and an organizer of the event. “It also provides a networking opportunity for attendees.”
The seminar series, now in its fifth year, is offered in fall and spring.
“We are so grateful to all speakers, many of whom are alumni, who either provide sponsorship to the Seminar Series or give presentations free of charge,” said Xiao. “Even more, many of them have traveled several hours to Platteville at their own cost. It is this ‘pay it forward’ spirit that motivates us to keep offering the EMS Engineering Seminar Series free to the public.”