Fall Engineering Seminar Series announced

EMS Engineering Seminar Series

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, in conjunction with UW-Platteville Corporate Relations, is bringing real-world engineering projects to students, faculty and friends of the university, through the fall 2021 EMS Engineering Seminar Series. Free and open to the public, the series will highlight six engineering projects and insight from top experts in the field.

“A total of six seminars will be offered, two more than the traditional four seminars,” said Dr. Danny Xiao, associate professor of civil engineering at UW-Platteville and an organizer of the event. “Topics will include municipal, transportation, environmental, structural, construction and geotechnical. We hope the new hybrid format and increased content can further serve UW-Platteville’s mission: empower each student to become broader in perspective, intellectually more astute and contribute wisely to our community.”

The series will kick off on Tuesday, Sept. 7, with “Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Hardware and Software Maintenance: Reliability, Cost and Security,” presented by Steven R. Muther of Town and Country Engineering, Inc. Anne Holzem, from MSA Professional Services, will present “Accessible Pedestrian Facilities in Transportation and Construction” on Tuesday, Sept. 21. On Tuesday, Oct. 5, Jake Brunoehler of Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. will present “Urban Stormwater Management: Challenges and Solutions.” UW-Platteville’s Dr. Amr El Ragaby will present “Corrosion-Free Reinforced Concrete for Resilient Infrastructures” on Tuesday, Oct. 26. The series will continue on Tuesday, Nov. 16, with “Bridging the Gap Between -10º F and 90º F – Cold Storage Construction,” presented by Ryan Henning and Tanner Dixon of WDS Construction. The series will end with “Revitalization of Toronto’s Waterfront: Cutting a River through a Contaminated Urban Site” by Jim Hansen with Geosyntec Consultants Inc., on Tuesday, Dec. 7. All seminars will be offered in both 140 Ottensman Hall and virtually.

“We are very excited to start the fall 2021 EMS Seminar Series in hybrid mode, both in-person and via Zoom,” said Xiao. “This enables us to connect more speakers and audiences beyond the Tri-State area. Students, faculty and friends of the university can see projects both near and far.”

The seminar series, now in its sixth year, is offered in fall and spring.

Attendees are eligible for one professional development hour. For more information about the series, and to register, please visit the EMS Seminar webpage www.uwplatt.edu/EMS-engineering-seminar-series.