2008 PGS Workshop & 6th G.A. Leonards Lecture

4:30 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2008
Krannert Auditorium, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Role of the University in Education for Sustainability


Dr. Jean-Lou Chameau
President, California Institute of Technology

Jean-Lou Chameau began as President of Caltech in September 2006. Before that, he was provost and vice president for academic affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Chameau received his secondary and undergraduate education in France and his graduate education in civil engineering from Stanford University. In 1980 he joined the civil engineering faculty at Purdue University, where he subsequently became full professor and head of the geotechnical engineering program. In 1991, he became the director of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech. In 1994-95, he was the president of Golder Associates, Inc., an international geotechnical consulting company. At Georgia Tech, he was a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and Hightower Professor and was dean of the Georgia Tech. College of Engineering.

Abstract of Presentation:
Dr. Chameau will explore the challenge of inspiring young people to engage actively in creating a more prosperous and sustainable society. The talk addresses the role of our personal experiences with environmental issues and how they shape our attitudes and behavior. The talk concludes with a discussion of the role of the built environment in education for sustainability and the ways in which universities can use sustainability to promote long-term stewardship of its resources.

Geotechnical Workshop: Workshop Theme: Innovation and Sustainability in Geotechnics
8:00a.m.-4:00p.m. (includes lunch)
East Faculty Lounge, Purdue Memorial Union, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN)

2008 Workshop Program with Highlighted Links to Presentations

Reception and Banquet: 6:30p.m., Friday, April 18, 2008
Westwood, home of Purdue President France Cordova, McCormick Road, West Lafayette, IN. (Reservations are required.)

2008 Workshop, Lecture, Reception and Dinner Photos

2008 PGS Sponsor Recognition