Speaking of Engineering Public Lectures
The Speaking of Engineering Lecture Series promotes engineering in our province and raises awareness of engineering-related issues among students, the academic community and the general public, which we feel is very important.
The series is an initiative of Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and is co-sponsored by the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL). PEGNL is an invaluable asset to our program and our graduates and we are honoured to partner with them to bring you this lecture series.
The next public lecture will be on April 25, 2019 at 7 p.m. in EN2006 in the S.J. Carew (Engineering) Building, Memorial University's St. John's campus.
Title: How a hydro plant in rural Newfoundland has provided reliable electricity for the island of Newfoundland for over 50 years.
Speaker: Jennifer Williams, president, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
All Speaking of Engineering public lectures take place at 7 p.m. in the
S.J. Carew (Engineering) Building, EN2006, with free parking in lot 60 (Second floor of Earth Sciences Garage). Admission is free. All are welcome.
If you have questions about the next Speaking of Engineering Lecture, please contact:
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Have you ever wondered...
- About the past, present and future of mining in Newfoundland and Labrador?
- What industry disruption will look like in mining?
- How resilient infrastructure can address climate change impacts on Newfoundland and Labrador's communities.
- About how a country's electricity system is restored after a devastating hurricane?
- About the engineer's role in process safety management?
- About how engineering has revolutionized brain imaging?
- About hydraulic fracturing and its implications for Western Newfoundland?
- About the role of engineering in promoting gender equality in international development?
- How risks are managed for natural disasters?
- How NASA studies climate change?
- If you could safely travel from Corner Brook to St. John's in 30 minutes?
- About potential offshore oil spill accidents?
- About Internet security and privacy?
- About the effects of climate change?
- If the water you drink is safe?
- How water flowing down a river powers millions of homes and businesses across North America?
- How diversity strengthens engineering?
- The role of engineering in global issues?
- About enhanced oil recovery?
- About how the economic growth that our province is experiencing will change the role of engineers?
- An overview of Ghana and the role of the University of Mines and Technology in the development of Ghana's extractive industry
- How the Canadian military uses ROVs in underwater exploration/recovery?
- What a military engineer does in Afghanistan?
- About the approaches to long distance electric power transmission and delivery systems through remote terrains and subsea crossings?
- What impact Canada's oil sands have on Newfoundland and Labrador, and on you?
- What the challenges are for oil and gas development in Arctic environments?
- About rapid prototyping and how it impacts your everyday life?
- About why students choose engineering and how it relates to community engagement?
- About Canada's energy opportunities?
- About what's going on under the ice?
- Sustainable development overseas?
- About Newfoundland and Labrador's wind energy potential?
- About the impacts of home heating oil leaks?
- Where our icebergs come from?
- What’s happening with the Lower Churchill development?
- How engineering can help make fish harvesting safer?
- How engineering can help predict floods and droughts?
- What nature and engineering have in common?
- What Husky Energy has in store for the East Coast?
- What Memorial University has discovered about icebergs and offshore rigs over the last 20 years?
- About Canada's role in greenhouse gas mitigation?
- How engineering can help charity?
- How St. John's became the gateway to the Arctic?
- How ice behaves when it is hit by a 35,000 tonne steel ship?