Robert W. Peters, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, recently received the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
With more than three decades of involvement with the AIChE Environmental Division, Peters was chosen as the 2014 recipient of the award “for distinguished service to the Environmental Division of AIChE as Executive Committee Chair and Secretary; for leadership and guidance to industry on hazardous waste issues; and for initiatives on hazardous waste programming on behalf of the Environmental Division.”
His nomination references those leadership positions within AIChE, while also acknowledging his longstanding dedication to the division’s student program and his editorship of the journal Environmental Progress.
“This is a much deserved honor for Dr. Peters, whose work in environmental engineering has long been recognized among his peers throughout the country,” says Department Chair Fouad Fouad, Ph.D. "This prestigious distinction is a point of pride to the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering.”
The UAB School of Engineering will host its first Leader to Leader Series on Thursday, March 19, 2015. The event will feature Anthony Fasano, PE, founder of Powerful Purpose Associates in Ridgeway, New Jersey, and bestselling author of Engineer Your Own Success: 7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career. The seminar will begin at 6pm at the Alys Stephens Center, with a networking reception immediately following.
Whether just beginning or well established, attendees will receive valuable insights for developing skills and competencies in the areas that will be essential to unlocking their highest potential and achieving their goals. Attendees will also receive a certificate for 1 professional-development hour (PDH) toward satisfying PDH requirements in their professions.
Anthony received a B.S. in civil engineering from Lafayette College and Columbia University, respectively. He also received a coaching certificate from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching. He has been profiled in newspapers and magazines from the Wall Street Journal to the Bergen Record to the New York Professional Engineer.
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This spring, the School of Engineering Dean’s Office will fill two key positions with a pair of familiar faces.
Kim Hazelwood, a former program manager in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been hired to replace longtime SOE financial officer Jason McCrory, who retired at the first of the year. Additionally, Desland Robinson, the school’s liaison with UAB Career Services since June, will remain in that role as the School of Engineering’s first director of career services officer.
“I am very pleased to announce these additions to our staff,” says SOE Dean Iwan Alexander, Ph.D. “Both of these positions are crucial to the day-to-day operations of the school and to its long term mission. We are very lucky to have this opportunity to bring in two employees who are not only excellent at what they do but are already familiar with the school and its long- and short-term goals. They will both be able to immediately hit the ground running.”
This Thursday and Friday, the UAB Department of Biomedical Engineering will host the fourth annual Biomedical Research Symposium, bringing together BME researchers from wide-ranging backgrounds to discuss the symposium theme “Health. The two-day event will be held at the UAB Alumni House and is free to all UAB faculty, staff, and students.
“This is a unique event that is completely student-run and student-organized, but it serves the very important function of bringing together many of the top researchers and clinicians from across the university,” says Timothy Wick, Ph.D., senior associate dean in the School of Engineering. “It’s an important event in that it gives our students some exposure and opportunities to network with industry leaders, and it also facilitates communication between researchers from different parts of campus.”
The event is organized by the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Organization (BMEGS), and has grown steadily over each of the previous three years.
This year’s event will feature a keynote address by Donna Arnett, Ph.D., chair and professor in the UAB Department of Epidemiology. Other speakers include Ashley Boam from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Art Tipton, Ph.D., from Southern Research Institute; Rosario Lizio, Ph.D., from Evonik; and Hassan Fathallah-Shaykh, M.D.; RJames Rimmer, Ph.D.; and Rosa Serra, Ph.D., from UAB.
For more information or to register for the event, visit the symposium web site at https://www.uab.edu/engineering/home/bme-symposium.