Distinguished Lecture Series

The Distinguished Lecture Series features authors from ASCE’s library of award winning books.

The speakers at the ASCE 2016 Convention will be:

Rao SurampalliSustainable Solid Waste Management

Thursday, September 29 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Rao Surampalli, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, D.WRE, F.EWRI, Dist.M.ASCE, author of many books and editor of ASCE's Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste. He has edited more than 16 books published by ASCE that collect essays on a wide variety of environmental topics, including Climate Change Modeling, Mitigation, and Adaptation; Carbon Capture and Storage: Physical Chemical, and Biological Methods; and most recently Nanomaterials in the Environment. He is recently retired from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The author will be signing his book Sustainable Solid Waste Management, from 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Carolyn J. Emerson

Becoming Leaders - A Practical Handbook for Women in Engineering, Science and Technology

Friday, September 30 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Carolyn J. Emerson is not an engineer, but she had a 25 year career in life sciences research before launching her own business. With coauthor F. Mary Williams (now retired), Emerson wrote the bestselling ASCE Press book, Becoming Leaders: A Practical handbook for Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology (ASME and SWE joined ASCE as co-publishers of this book). She spends a great deal of time traveling the US and Canada running workshops on enhancing the participation of women in STEM.
The author will be signing her book Becoming Leaders - A Practical Handbook for Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology, from 2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Kenneth R. WrightIncamisana: Engineering an Inca Water Temple

Friday, September 30 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Kenneth R. Wright, P.E., L.S., D.WRE, Dist.M.ASCE, author of four books on Inca engineering sites in Peru: Machu Picchu, Tipon, Moray and (this year) Incamisana. He is president of Wright Water Engineers in Denver, Colorado, and founder of the Paleohydrology Institute, which investigates the water engineering efforts at ancient sites in Peru and southwestern United Sates. He has been invited to speak at the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian. His Machu Picchu book is the all-time bestselling ASCE history and heritage book.
The author will be signing his book Incamisana: Engineering an Inca Water Temple, from 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

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