The University of Dayton Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics announces a new Distinguished Speaker Series aimed at exploring the connection between civil engineering and the impact the projects we engineers work on have on society. The series will include three unrelated presentations during each of the Fall and Winter semesters. Enrolled sophomore, junior, and senior civil engineering students are required to attend. The Department invites local professionals to attend the presentations and interact with students at the conclusion of the presentations. With limited seating, advance registration is requested. Fall events of the Distinguished Speaker Series will begin at 2 p.m. on select Thursdays and will take place at the H. Troy and Eileen Sears Recital Hall in the Jesse Philips Humanities Center at the University of Dayton.
Civil Engineering and the Natural Gas Industry
March 22, 2018, 2 p.m.
Unconventional natural gas development in the Appalachian Basin began in the early 2000’s. The first Marcellus Shale well was drilled in 2004 in Washington County, Pennsylvania and the industry began to ramp- up unconventional development in 2007-2008. Engineers and geologists have known that deep unconventional shale deposits, such as the Marcellus and Utica shales, contained tremendous amounts of natural gas, but it wasn’t until efficient horizontal drilling technology was developed that these abundant resources could be unlocked through hydraulic fracturing. As a result of this technological revolution, which was spurred by advances in engineering, Pennsylvania has gone from producing just one-quarter of its own natural gas to producing 20% of the nation’s natural gas in just a decade’s time.
Civil and Environmental Engineering plays a large role in the responsible development of this natural resource. Loren Anderson is the Director of Technical Affairs at the Marcellus Shale Coalition, a regional industry trade association which represents the operators that produce, process and transport natural gas, along with the engineering, surveying, consulting, and supply chain companies that work in the industry. He will provide a comprehensive overview of the natural gas industry, the types of projects and problems that civil engineers work on, and the career opportunities in the industry.
Mark your calendar for these upcoming Fall Seminars:
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 2 p.m. (Topic: Brent Spence Bridge Reconstruction)
PDH Certificates will be provided.
UD has reserved parking passes in each of the Parking lots near Kettering Laboratories in both C-lot and P-lot, please stop at the parking booth in C-lot to pick up a parking pass.
For more information contact:
Paul Goodhue, LJB Inc.
UD Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Engineering Mechanics Advisory Committee, Vice Chairman
The University of Dayton Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Engineering Mechanics Advisory Committee thanks the Dayton Section of ASCE for hosting event registration and promoting the Distinguished Speaker Series.