AAEES: What is Environmental Engineering?

Education - Lecture/Discussion - WPI Only

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
4:00 PM-4:50 PM

Kaven Hall

Professor J. Plummer, Director of Environmental Engineering, will present information on Environmental Engineering - what is this profession, what are your options while in school and professionally, and where can you go long term with EVE. She will give perspective on EVE nationally and internationally, as well as her own experiences in the profession and academia.

Professor Plummer holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Cornell University, and a MS and PhD from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She joined the WPI faculty in 1999 and has been honored with the WPI Board of Trustees Award for Academic Advising, the WPI Board of Trustees Award for Outstanding Teaching, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education Professor of the Year for Massachusetts, and the AEESP Award for Outstanding Teaching in Environmental Engineering and Science.

Professor Plummer's research explores factors that affect the quality of drinking water, with particular interests in source water monitoring, fecal pollution, microbial source tracking, and developing better indicator systems for pathogens. She was awarded the Journal of the American Water Works Association Best paper award in 2009 for her paper Identifying sources of surface water pollution: A toolbox approach. She is currently chair of the Water Science and Research Division of the American Water Works Association and chair of the Lecturers Committee of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors.

Suggested Audiences: College

E-mail: jplummer@wpi.edu

Last Modified: November 14, 2013 at 10:42 AM

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