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U206·SUNDAY WORKSHOP: Resources and Strategies for Addressing ASCE's New ABET Criterion on Sustainability
Workshop · Civil Engineering Division
Sun. June 26, 2016 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Room 238, New Orleans Convention Center
Session Description

Ticketed event: $30.00
Beginning in Fall 2016, civil engineering programs will be required to demonstrate that their curricula "prepare graduates to include sustainability in design" in order to comply with ASCE's newly revised ABET EAC (Engineering Accreditation Commission) Criterion 1. Numerous resources are available for integrating sustainability into civil engineering curricula through modular, full-course, and other approaches.

  1. Dr. Norma J. Mattei P.E.

    University of New Orleans

    Dr. Norma Jean Mattei is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New Orleans, where she previously served as Department Chair and also as Interim Dean of Engineering. She is President-elect of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and is a member of several national ASCE committees, which include the Committee on Sustainability’s Formal Engineering Education Subcommittee as well as the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute’s (COPRI’s) Waterways Committee, where she is Vice Chair of the Public Private Partnership Subcommittee. She also currently chairs the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying’s (NCEES’) Education Committee. In 2012, Dr. Mattei was one of two civilian commissioners appointed to the Mississippi River Commission by President Obama. She recently completed her service on the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board (LAPELS), to which she was appointed by the Governor of Louisiana. She served as Chairman of LAPELS from 2011-2012. Her research areas of interest include engineering ethics and leadership, management of large watersheds, diversity in engineering and engineering education, public policy, mitigation of repetitively flooded structures in southeast Louisiana, sustainable reuse of spent construction/fabrication materials, and experimental structural and materials testing. Dr. Mattei is a registered Professional Engineer in Louisiana.

  2. Dr. Angela R Bielefeldt P.E.

    University of Colorado, Boulder

    Dr. Angela Bielefeldt is a Professor in Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Bielefeldt received her B.S. in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from University of Washington. Her areas of research include biodegradation and biotransformation of organic and inorganic pollutants in soil, water, and air, sustainable water and wastewater treatment for developing communities, and engineering education. In her Introduction to Civil Engineering course students are introduced to the ENVISON and LEED rating systems and ethical impetus for sustainable design. Dr. Bielefeldt’s seminar course introduces first-year students to sustainability and ethics as a social science elective. She is piloting the use of concept maps to evaluate students’ knowledge of sustainability in both courses. In her senior-level Professional Issues course students consider sustainability and ethics through intensive case-study analysis, structured conflict role-playing, and discussion. Dr. Bielefeldt was Co-PI on an NSF research project that studied students’ attitudes toward sustainability, which resulted in a survey instrument based on expectancy-value theory, a challenge question, and scoring rubric methodology to assess student knowledge. Dr. Bielefeldt is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado.

  3. Prof. Stephen P. Mattingly

    University of Texas, Arlington

    Dr. Stephen P. Mattingly is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. He holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from Rice University, University of Texas at Arlington, and University of California Irvine, respectively. Some of his most recent research projects address topics such as evaluating existing highway right-of-way for accommodating high speed passenger rail, evaluating overheight detection devices, managed lane pricing and weaving, institutional approaches for interjurisdictional system management and detection and mitigation of roadway hazards for bicyclists, transportation public health performance measures, decision and risk analysis, evaluating transportation funding alternatives, and curriculum development in the areas of sustainability and decision making. Dr. Mattingly was part of a team of faculty who provided leadership in efforts to infuse civil, industrial, and mechanical engineering curricula at the university with principles of sustainability. Those efforts led to the development of a sustainable engineering minor and have resulted in a number of publications. In 2013, Dr. Mattingly joined a consortium that formed the Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities through the USDOT University Transportation Centers Program. He currently serves on the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB’s) Committee on Traffic Flow and Characteristics and is chair of the TRB Subcommittee on Traffic Flow Modeling for Connected and Automated Vehicles.

  4. Dr. Liv Haselbach P.E.

    Washington State University

    Dr. Liv Haselbach is the author of the McGraw-Hill book, The Engineering Guide to LEED- New Construction, Sustainable Construction for Engineers, an Associate Director of the USDOT University Transportation Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates (CESTiCC), and the 2015 Fulbright/Alcoa Distinguished Chair in the Environmental Sciences and Engineering in Brazil. She is currently an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Washington State University and is a member of the Formal Engineering Education Subcommittee of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Committee on Sustainability. Her recent research includes developing energy literacy rubrics, multi-phase and -scale benefits of pervious concrete, and life cycle (particularly use phase) projects and course development. Dr. Haselbach received her B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University, M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California Berkeley, and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Connecticut. She is a registered professional engineer in Connecticut, New York, South Carolina, and Virginia, and is a LEED Accredited Professional (BD+C).

  5. Dr. Cliff I. Davidson

    Syracuse University

    Dr. Cliff I. Davidson is the Thomas and Colleen Wilmot Professor of Engineering at Syracuse University. Dr. Davidson received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Engineering Science from California Institute of Technology. His areas of research include modeling and measurement of airborne particles, removal processes for airborne particles from the atmosphere, historical air pollution trends, contamination of water by air pollutants, characterization and use of green infrastructure for urban stormwater management, and methods for improving engineering education. He has written and edited a number of books and has over 100 articles in refereed journals. He is the Founding Director of the Center for Sustainable Engineering, a partnership among several universities led by Syracuse University. He served as President of the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) during 1999-2000 and is currently a member of the Formal Engineering Education Subcommittee of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Committee on Sustainability.

  6. Dr. Claire L. A. Dancz

    Clemson University

    Claire L. A. Dancz is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Civil Engineering and online active experiential learning and assessment with Clemson Online at Clemson University. Dr. Dancz received her B.S. in Environmental Microbiology and Biology from Michigan State University, her M.S. in Civil Engineering from University of Pittsburgh, and Ph.D. in Sustainable Engineering from Arizona State University. Her areas of research include modular, course, and blended models for integrating sustainability into civil and environmental engineering programs, entrepreneurship for engineering grand challenges, and advancement of rating systems for critical infrastructure. Dr. Dancz is currently developing and assessing open-access online active and experiential learning activities that immerse engineering students in sustainability and resiliency, and enable students to exercise their voice in solving grand challenges. As a Kolbe® certified consultant, Dr. Dancz utilizes conation and team science to recruit and retain students with diverse problem-solving instincts to improve communication, leadership, and impact the diversity of engineers as global change-makers.

  7. Prof. Kristen Parrish

    Arizona State University

    Dr. Kristen Parrish is an Assistant Professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University in Tempe. Dr. Parrish received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from University of Michigan, and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering Systems from the University of California Berkeley. Her areas of research include integrating energy-efficiency measures into building design, construction, and operations processes with particular emphasis on principles of lean manufacturing and novel design processes that financially and technically facilitate energy efficiency. Dr. Parrish’s courses leverage vertical integration, board game design, and flipped classroom modules to teach her students about sustainable building principles and case studies. In addition, Dr. Parrish uses team-based exercises to research how students effectively integrate to deliver their course projects. She translates this classroom experience back into her energy-efficient buildings research, where she strives to distill successful principles of integration for use in commercial building projects.

  8. Dr. Stephanie Luster-Teasley

    North Carolina A&T State University

    Dr. Stephanie Luster-Teasley is an Associate Professor with joint appointments in the Departments of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering and Chemical, Biological and Bioengineering at North Carolina A&T State University. Dr. Luster-Teasley received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering, respectively, from Michigan State University. Her areas of research include environmental remediation, water sustainability, and engineering education. Dr. Luster-Teasley incorporates sustainability concepts into her environmental engineering laboratory courses by using case studies. The case studies address hazardous waste, water quality and reuse, and green engineering. Dr. Luster-Teasley is driven by deep commitment and care for her students and has been lauded for bringing the excitement of real-world, hands-on experience into all of her engineering courses and mentoring activities. Dr. Luster-Teasley has received several research and teaching awards, further demonstrating commitment and excellence in teaching, research, and service.

  9. Dr. Yvette E. Pearson P.E.

    Rice University

    Dr. Yvette Pearson Weatherton is a member of the Formal Engineering Education Subcommittee of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Committee on Sustainability (COS), and a past member of the COS. She is also Associate Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington, where she worked with a team of faculty to provide leadership in efforts to infuse principles of sustainability throughout civil and other engineering curricula. Dr. Pearson Weatherton has authored/co-authored numerous papers on sustainability in engineering education, and was a contributing author to the Linton Atlantic book Climate Change and Sustainable Development. She holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an M.S. in Chemistry from Southern University and A&M College, and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Science (Environmental Engineering) from the University of New Orleans. Dr. Pearson Weatherton is a registered Professional Engineer in Louisiana and represents ASCE as an ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) Program Evaluator.

  10. Dr. Steven J. Burian P.E.

    University of Utah

    Dr. Steven J. Burian is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Associate Director of the Global Change and Sustainability Center, and Director of the USAID-funded U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Water at the University of Utah. Dr. Burian holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama. His research has received more than $12 million in funding and has resulted in more than 75 peer-reviewed publications in the area of sustainable and resilient urban water resources systems. Dr. Burian served as Co-director of Sustainability Curriculum Development at the University of Utah and provided leadership in efforts to support the infusion of sustainability across the curriculum and to develop and deliver the university's first sustainability teaching workshop, the Wasatch Experience. Dr. Burian participated in the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) InTeGrate program and served on the organizing committee and as one of the conveners of the Engineering, Geosciences, and Sustainability teaching workshop. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Utah.

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