CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Sept. 10, 2002
UI engineering lecture scheduled Sept. 13
Edwards, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and University, Blacksburg, Va., will deliver a Caterpillar
Distinguished Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 in Room 3505 of the Seamans
Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences.
He plans to discuss the various costs of corrosion control in drinking water
distribution systems in his talk, "The Emerging Crises in Water Distribution:
What Does It Mean to You?" Edwards, whose research interests include
water treatment, corrosion, arsenic removal and applied aquatic chemistry,
is the recipient of a 1996 National Science Foundation (NSF) Presidential
Early Career Development Award and a 1995 NSF CAREER Award.
The lecture, free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the University
of Iowa College of Engineering, IIHR -- Hydroscience and Engineering, and
the Caterpillar Foundation.
The Caterpillar Distinguished Lecture Colloquium is made possible by grants
awarded to the UI College of Engineering through the UI Foundation by the
Caterpillar Foundation of Peoria, Ill. The grants comprise the Caterpillar
Excellence Fund, which aids student, faculty and curriculum development in
the College of Engineering.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored
events. People requiring an accommodation in order to participate in this
program are asked to contact in advance the UI College of Engineering at 319-335-5764.