Engineering Alumna Howard to Speak on Safety, Sustainability Sep. 25

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

University of Iowa News Release

Jody Howard, director of social responsibility at Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., will deliver a free, public talk at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in Room W128 of the Chemistry Building on the UI Campus.

A part of the Randall and Barbara Meyer "Grabbing the Globe" Seminar Series, the talk will cover employee safety, environmental affairs, sustainable development and other issues. Howard, who earned her Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the UI College of Engineering in 1986, is a member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Board and the College of Engineering Advisory Board.

The "Grabbing the Globe" Seminar Series is designed to prepare Engineering students for global success. It recognizes UI Distinguished Engineering Alumni Academy member Randall Meyer and his wife, Barbara. Meyer, who earned a UI Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering with highest distinction in 1948, began a 40-year career with Standard Oil Company, New Jersey (now ExxonMobil Corporation) immediately following graduation and served as president of Exxon Company USA in 1972 and chief executive officer in 1976, a position he held until his retirement in 1988.