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"The next generation of bridge engineers will be called on to do more with less to maintain and manage an aging bridge system. The speakers provide students with insight on what is needed, what is planned and what is underway in these areas."

-Malcolm T. Kerley, P.E. Chief Engineer, Virginia DOT

"This is a unique opportunity to be mentored by experienced bridge engineers from across the country."

-Harry Capers, P.E. Corporate Bridge Engineer, Arora and Associates, PC

"The need for developing tomorrow's transportation leaders today is as critical as the need for infrastructure investment in this country. We can't do one successfully without the other."

-David Hohmann, P.E., Director, Bridge Division, Texas DOT; Vice Chair, AASHTO Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures (Retired)

Bridge Engineering Guest Speaker Series

The Bridge Engineering Guest Speaker Series engages experts from the national bridge community to share their knowledge on a variety of themes with students enrolled in graduate and undergraduate bridge engineering courses in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at UB. Beginning with the Fall 2012 semester, it replaced the Bridge Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series, which was part of a master's program at UB. The new series still focuses on issues related to bridge engineering, but is not associated with any particular course. NYS professional development credit is available for professional engineers who participate in the webinars. Advance registration is required if PDH credit is desired.

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Registration

1. To receive NYS PE professional development credit:

  1. Attend in Person:
    • Pre-register with Jim Michalowski. See contact information below.
    • Bring a check ($75 per 1.5 PDH) made payable to "UB Foundation."
  2. Participate in the live webinar:
    • Fill out the webcast registration form
      (http://mceer.buffalo.edu/education/Bridge_Speaker_Series/register.asp).
    • Log into the webcast with your full name to verify your participation. All talks start at 5:00 p.m. ET, it is recommended that you log in 15 minutes prior to the scheduled talk time.
    • A certificate will be mailed to you upon receipt of the following: your name, title, company affiliation, address, telephone number and email address, a check ($75 per 1.5 PDH) made payable to "UB Foundation," and a signed short narrative summarizing the presentation as evidence of your participation. Mail to:

    Attn: Jim Michalowski
    University at Buffalo
    UB Engineering - EngiNet
    416 Bonner Hall
    Buffalo, NY 14260

    For questions, contact Jim Michalowski or call (716) 645-0956.

2. Don’t need credit?

  1. Participate in the live webinar for free. If you don't need college credit or professional development credit, you are welcome to view a live webcast of each presentation.
    Click here to register for the webcast.
  2. Attend in person. You are welcome to attend in person; just register with Jim Michalowski to be sure there is sufficient seating (see contact information above). If there is insufficient seating available, students and individuals taking the class for credit will be given preference.

Questions and/or comments about the program may be directed to Jerome O'Connor via email or by calling (716) 645-5155.

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Bridge Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series

The Bridge Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series engaged experts from the national bridge community to share their knowledge on a variety of themes, including specialized technical topics, project development, public policy and management issues.

The series began in November 2009, in collaboration with AASHTO’s Subcommittee on Bridges & Structures, and with the support of the Federal Highway Administration. Held on Mondays starting at 5:00 p.m. ET, these lectures were part of a master's program in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at the University at Buffalo that focused on bridge engineering. In addition, professional engineers were able to receive NYS PE professional development credit by either attending the seminar in person or by attending the webinar. The series concluded in May 2012.

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Past Speakers in the Bridge Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series

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