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Engineering Alums Come Home to Massachusetts for Biennial Conference

Scot Chisholm

Scot Chisholm

From June 14 to 16, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department alums Scot Chisholm ’04 and Pat Walsh ’03 hosted a biennial three-day conference called “The Collaborative” for nonprofits and businesses doing world-changing socially innovative work. Chisholm and Walsh are the co-founders of Classy, a San Diego company that provides online fundraising technology to nonprofits and other “social enterprises.” The event was held at Cruiseport in the Boston Seaport district. See Boston Globe article.

DeGroot Organizes Workshop on Sustainable Adaptive Gradients in the Coastal Environment

Dr. Don DeGroot

Professor DeGroot is traveling to Boston, MA where he and his co-PIs on the US National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network Project (RCN) "Sustainable Adaptive Gradients in the Coastal Environment (SAGE): Reconceptualizing the Role of Infrastructure in Resilience" are organizing a two day workshop that is bringing together a network of U.S., and Caribbean engineers, geoscientists, ecologists, social scientists, planners and policy makers.

Reckhow Widely Quoted on Water Problems in Michigan

Dave Reckhow

Dave Reckhow

David Reckhow, civil and environmental engineering, and other scientists this week refuted claims by actor Mark Ruffalo that water in Flint, Michigan, is unsafe for bathing. “The news is pretty good when it comes to disinfection byproducts—they’re really not all that high,” Reckhow said at a May 31 press conference in Flint. Reckhow and other scientists found the level of byproducts to be comparable to amounts found in other cities.

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