Sunday, October 25, 2009

Engineering Accreditation - Phil Borrowman, P.E.

Phil Borrowman is the president-elect for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Phil and Deb discuss the importance of accreditation for engineering programs, and ABET's progressive assessment of educational outcomes (learning vs. teaching). Listen to the broadcast.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dick Champion

Dick Champion from the City of Independence Water Pollution Control Department shared a variety of water-related topics close to his heart, including the Indendendence EcoFest (see photo of EcoElvis) and the Clean Water America Alliance. Listen to the podcast.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Rising Tide book review by Jerry Richardson, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE

Jerry Richardson from UMKC Civil Engineering gave a book review of Rising Tide: a book about the 1927 flood on the Mississippi River. He divided his comments into three areas: the key engineers, the regional politics, and the effects of the flood. Deb gave a dramatic introduction to Jerry's interview (you've got to listen!).

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Waterfront construction - Steve Hague, P.E.

Steve Hague, PE, SE from HNTB shared the technical differences between suspension bridges and cable-stayed bridges (Steve designed the Zakim Bridge in Boston shown in the figure). He also shared how cable-stayed bridges are constructed. Listen to the podcast.