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Infrastructure is Not New: 2,000 Year-old Lessons from the Roman Empire – Event hosted by University of Minnesota

June 21, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

Our colleagues at the University of Minnesota invite the MnSPE community to join this event. Details and registration are below. 

The famous adage “All roads lead to Rome” was written in part because of the extensive roadway system constructed by the Romans, who were masters of infrastructure such as water delivery systems, sanitary systems, and entertainment facilities. Remarkably so much of what the Romans constructed survives today and remains the foundation of western engineering. Come join Dr. Hunt on a virtual tour of Roman engineering marvels as he relates 2,000 year old engineering to ours of today.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Bill (William) F. Hunt III – PhD, P.E., D.WRE – Extension Specialist, North Carolina State University
DATE & TIME: Wednesday June 21, 2023 3-4pm Central US Time

LOCATION:In Person (St. Anthony Falls Laboratory) and Online (Zoom Link)

About the Speaker: 
Dr. Bill Hunt is the leader of the Stormwater Engineering Group in the Department of Biosystems Engineering at North Carolina State University, with a focus on Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure. He has co-authored more than 130 peer-refereed journal articles, two books, and many extension publications. With his research team, he has designed and/or monitored more than 250 stormwater control measures. He also conducts 20-25 workshops every year in North Carolina, the US, and abroad. He teaches a variety of classes including: Introduction to Engineering (E101), Grand Challenges of Engineering, Ecological Engineering, and Design of Stormwater Control Measures. His newest endeavor is a study abroad course entitled: Engineering in the Roman Times.



June 21, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT