By Diana Lutz, news.wustl.edu
A dedication ceremony for Preston M. Green Hall, a new engineering building on the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis, was held Sept. 23. The keynote speaker at the dedication was Charles M. Vest, PhD, president of the National Academy of Engineering and president emeritus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Green Hall, the third building in a new engineering complex at WUSTL, is home to the Preston M. Green Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering, the second oldest electrical engineering department in the country. It is also the headquarters for the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy & Sustainability (I-CARES). I-CARES is a center for coordinating university-wide activities that cannot be done by single investigators or by single disciplines alone in the areas of energy, environment and sustainability.
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The future of engineering education and research
In conjunction with the dedication of Green Hall, Washington University hosted a symposium “Opportunities and Challenges in Engineering Education & Research.” The symposium featured the National Science Foundation Director Subra Suresh, DSc, Dennis Muilenburg, president and chief executive officer of Boeing Defense, Space & Security and a member of WUSTL’s Board of Trustees; and P.R. Kumar, DSc, professor and College of Engineering chair in computer engineering at Texas A&M University and a WUSTL alumnus.
The speakers addressed national science and engineering policy in a time of retrenchment and highlighted the work ongoing at Washington University, including in Green Hall. The speakers’ remarks and the questions and answers that followed can be viewed online on YouTube.
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