Jerald L. Schnoor, Allen S. Henry Professor of Engineering at theUniversityofIowa, will present a lecture titledGrand Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineeringat4 p.m.Thursday (Jan. 18) in Room 102 of DeBartolo Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.
In his lecture, Schnoor will examine the driving forces behind environmental change, including climate change, population growth, land use development and energy and material choices. He also will discuss how these forces will influence environmental quality on the local, regional, continental and global scales.
Schnoor is a professor of civil and environmental engineering and of occupational and environmental health and co-director of theUniversityofIowas Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research. He also is the editor-in-chief ofEnvironmental Science and Technologyand a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Schnoors lecture is sponsored by Notre Dames Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences andCollegeofEngineering.