Jablonski Named National Academy of Engineering 2021 Gilbreth Lecturer

Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin Executive Director Marissa Jablonski has been named a National Academy of Engineering 2021 Gilbreth Lecturer.

The Gilbreth Lectures were established in 2001 by the Council of the National Academy of Engineering as a means of recognizing outstanding young American engineers and making them more visible to the NAE membership. Recipients of the lectureships are nominated from the Frontiers of Engineering program and have the opportunity to make presentations at NAE’s fall Annual Meetings and spring National Meetings. 

The Gilbreth Lectureships are named in honor of Lillian Gilbreth, the first woman elected to the National Academy of Engineering (1965) and a pioneer in the field of Human Factors. 

Dr. Eric Compas to present “Testing the Waters” keynote in April

Dr. Eric Compas, Professor of Geography and Director of UW-Whitewater’s GIS Center, will give a keynote presentation at the Chemical Monitoring Station of the Future symposium in April.

Compas will discuss his “Testing the Waters” project at the virtual event, which is scheduled for April 13-15 in Koblenz, Germany.

Along with his work at UW-Whitewater, Compas is the board president of the Rock River Coalition, a regional water quality NGO that coordinates citizen science within the Rock River Basin.

His research interests include using GIS and unmanned drones for environmental monitoring, private and public protected area management, and improving visualization systems to enhance the public’s understanding of science.

His keynote – “Testing the waters: Real-time mapping of water chemistry on the Rock River” – will take place April 15.

The symposium will offer an exchange platform on a number of topics, including Inline/online/atline techniques in surface water monitoring; close to real-time data verification, evaluation and provision; and In-situ monitoring and observation interfaces. Other topics include:

  • Non-stationary, autonomous monitoring
  • Automatization of sampling, enrichment and preservation
  • Bridging the gap from the lab to monitoring stations
  • Tracer-, speciation- and fate-modeling
  • Close to real-time mass spectrometry based on multi parameter analyses

Full details on the conference are available online.