Weston Roundtable – Why Waste a Good Opportunity? Interdisciplinary Approaches to Sustainable Resource Recovery and Carbon Capture
Speaker: Kevin Orner, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, West Virginia University
The UN Sustainable Development Goals highlight global challenges related to water, food, energy, and climate that require collaboration across disciplines and across cultures. As an environmental engineer, Orner works across many fields, such as public health, anthropology, and policy to address these global challenges. In this talk, Orner will share lessons learned, from an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin–Madison to a Peace Corps Volunteer in Panama to a faculty member at West Virginia University, for how interdisciplinary and globally competent engineers can work across boundaries to address global challenges.
The Weston Roundtable is made possible by a generous donation from Roy F. Weston, a highly accomplished UW-Madison alumnus. Designed to promote a robust understanding of sustainability science, engineering, and policy, these interactive lectures are co-sponsored by the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Office of Sustainability.