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Environmental Engineer to Speak as Part of Engineering Series

Friday, November 9, 2018 2:10pm - 3:00pm

Science Center Room 028 Tags: Alumni , Lectures/Workshops/Performances , School of STEAM

Rebecca PeerSaint Francis University alumni, Rebecca Peer ‘14, will be coming to campus as part of an Engineering Seminar Series on November 9th. The seminar series routinely brings in outside speakers and alumni to talk about their work in the field. Saint Francis University students attend these seminars to get an idea of what they'd like to do with their degree. Many graduate programs may offer similar seminar series, but SFU is one of only a few engineering schools providing this opportunity for undergraduates. Upon a recent ABET accreditation visit, the team cited the SFU seminar series as a program strength along with the university’s emphasis on practical field work.

Rebecca will talk to students about her work in water sustainability in the electric grid. After Rebecca graduated from the Saint Francis University Environmental Engineering program in 2014, she continued on to University of Southern California for a Master’s in Environmental Engineering, and is currently a fourth-year PhD student, Provost fellow, PEO Endowed Scholar, and Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) fellow at the University of Southern California.

Rebecca’s research, advised by Dr. Kelly Sanders, focuses on developing strategies to mitigate the environmental impacts of the electricity generation by revolutionizing the way our electricity grid operates. Her goal is to research and help build a reliable and environmentally sound electricity sector of the future.

While at SFU, Rebecca’s activities and societies included NCAA Division-I Swimming, Environmental Engineering Society, Kappa Mu Epsilon Math Honor’s Society, Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Honor’s Society.

This seminar event will be open to the public for any high school students that may also have an interest in a career in Engineering. Please join us on Friday, November 9th from 2:10-3:00pm in the Science center Room 028.

Engineering Program at SFU