Engineering Faculty Researchers to Participate in April 25 WorldCanvass Program

Five College of Engineering faculty researchers will be participating in a WorldCanvass program April 25 on Climate Science and the Environment.

The Enginering faculty members are Greg Carmichael, Karl Kammermeyer Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and co-director of the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research; Gabriele Villarini, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of IIHR--Hydroscience & Engineering; Craig Just, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and assistant faculty research engineer at IIHR; Larry Weber, Edwin B. Green Chair in Hydraulics, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and College of Engineering executive associate dean; and Jerald Schnoor, Allen S. Henry Chair in Engineering, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and co-director of the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research—all recognized leaders in their fields. They will share current research and discuss policy approaches to environmental challenges in the U.S. and globally. They will be joined by Jerry Anthony, UI associate professor of urban and regional planning, and Tyler Priest, UI associate professor of geographical and sustainability sciences.

The leading experts will join WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at MERGE, 136 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, to discuss the most pressing concerns facing Iowans and international efforts to mitigate potentially disastrous effects of climate change and the resulting disruption to populations worldwide. 

For more on the WorldCanvass program, go to https://www.engineering.uiowa.edu/event/1247043

In advance of the program, following is a link to a commentary by Prof. Jerald Schnoor, published in the Iowa City Press-Citizen -- https://www.press-citizen.com/story/opinion/contributors/guest-editorials/2018/04/17/climate-change-and-environment-what-do/526269002/