We are delighted to host Professor Monica Emelko at the Round Table this April. Professor Emelko will be sharing first hand experiences from her wealth of experience as an engineering educator and researcher. Her story, "20+ Years of Engineering Education and Practice: First Hand Experiences of How and Why Women are Critical to the Engineering Profession and its (R)Evolution" promises to bring listeners along o a journey of exciting revolutions. Please sign up today. This event will hold on Thursday April 28th, 12:00-1:00 pm (EST), online. Start the conversation today by sending in your questions ahead of the event at Round table Question Form.
Round Table with WiE Leaders is a series of monthly roundtable discussions which provide networking and mentorship forum for graduate and undergraduate students. At the Round Table, we hope to connect you to WiE leaders in academia, industry and government. We hope you will join us to listen to their stories and be inspired to overcome and succeed.
Dr. Monica Emelko is a Professor and the Canada Research Chair in Water Science, Technology & Policy at the University of Waterloo. She holds bachelor’s degrees in chemical and environmental engineering from MIT, a master’s from UCLA, and a PhD form the University of Waterloo. Her research is focused on drinking water supply and treatment and risk analysis for public health protection. She has advised the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; U.S. EPA; Health Canada; and several Canadian provinces and international governments regarding drinking water treatment, health risk assessment, source water protection and climate change adaptation. For over 17 years, her team has investigated the effects of climate-exacerbated land disturbances on hydrology, water quality, ecology, and treatability. They were the first globally to describe wildfire effects on drinking water treatability. Monica now leads “forWater” a Canada-wide and internationally-partnered research network of academics, water utilities, government agencies, industrial forestry companies, and NGOs focused on forest management-based approaches for drinking water source protection