Scholz Symposium on Technology and Society to be Held April 7

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

University of Iowa News Release

Water will be the subject of the 2011 Paul D. Scholz Symposium on Technology and its Role in Society to be held from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Robert A. Lee Community Center social hall, corner of Gilbert and Burlington streets in Iowa City.

The symposium is titled "Water Sustainability" and will feature a panel of experts, all of whom are members of the UI Water Sustainability Initiative Advisory Board. Participants include: Randy Beavers, chief executive officer and general manager, Des Moines Water Works; Paul Mac Berthouex, professor emeritus, civil and environmental engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison; L.D. McMullen, chief executive officer and general manager (retired), Des Moines Water Works; Dick Stanley, chairman emeritus, The Stanley Group, and chair, The Stanley Foundation; and Jean Sweeney, vice president -- Environmental, Health and Safety Operations, 3M Company. Also, Joel Lipsitch, director of external affairs, John Deere Water Technologies, Deere & Company, will represent advisory board member Laurie Zelnio of Deere & Company.

The free, public symposium was renamed in 1993 to honor Scholz, 20-year Tau Beta Pi advisor and associate dean of the UI College of Engineering (1979-1992). Co-sponsors are the UI Tau Beta Pi chapter, Tau Beta Pi alumni and the College of Engineering.

Further information: or 319-335-5764.