New Waves October 2010

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Learn about water, energy, and food issues at fall seminar series

Throughout the semester, experts in water-related fields will be featured in a series of distinguished lectures at Texas A&M University. The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, the Water Management and Hydrological Sciences program, and the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering jointly host the lecture series.

The lectures are held on Wednesdays at 4:10 p.m. in Scoates Hall 208, with an opening reception at 3:30 in the Scoates foyer. The next lectures will feature and Dr. Peeyush Maheswari, of the General Mills Corporation, speaking on “Food/Green Technology: Needs, Issues and Trends” on Oct. 20; Dr. Akhil Datta-Gupta, of the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M, on “Inverse Modeling for Reservoir Characterization” on Oct. 27; and Dr. Richard Palmer, of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, on “Drought and Water Resources Management” on Nov. 3.

Previous speakers included Dr. Jeff Catchmark, of Pennsylvania State University, speaking on “Bio-Energy and Nanotechnology;”  Dr. Larry McKinney of Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, speaking on “The Big Spill and its Environmental Implications;” Dr. Zhuping Sheng, of Texas AgriLife Research Center at El Paso, on “Semiarid Hydrology in the Rio Grande Basin;” Dr. Jason West, of the Department of Ecosystems Science and Management at Texas A&M, on “Ecohydrology under climate change;” Dr. Hung-Jue Sue, of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M, on “New Approach for Determining MechanicalIntegrity of Packaging Films;” and Dr. Kung-Hui Chu, of the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M, on “Contaminants in Water and their Treatment Technology.”

View the full schedule of speakers and topics.

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