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Tue, February 20 2018 - 8:00 am to 9:00 am
ATRC-Student Excellence Center

Guest Speaker:  ONE Gas

-Free Food!
-Networking Opportunities!
-Come & GO!

Hope to see you there!

Tue, February 27 2018 - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
107 EN

Lantz Holtzhower is serving as Assistant Professor in Construction Management Technology in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology.  In 2002, he received his Bachelor of Design and a Master of Building Construction from the University of Florida.  He received his Ph.D. in spring 2015 from M.E. Rinker Sr., School of Construction Management at the University of Florida.  

Professor Holtzhower's construction experience began in South Florida with James A. Cummings, a Perini Company, on commercial and government projects.  In 2003, he joined Edwards Constrction and served as Project Manager for 6 years on commercial, institutional, and tilt-wall food storage warehouse facilities throughout Florida.  In 2009, he continued managing projects for an electrical contractor and a fire protection contractor.  In 2010, he joined Bryant Construction and completed several negotiated projects across the Southeastern U.S. with repeat clients, before returning to graduate school to obtain his doctorate.  
He is a licensed Certified Building Contractor in the State of Florida and a member of teh USGBC, and holds LEED Green Associate credentials.  

Professor Holtzhower's scholarship interests include energy and water conservation, net-zero energy buildings, and overall sustainable construction.  The current focus of his research is the implementation of low energy and net-zero energy buildings into the institutional construction market.  

Please join Dr. Lantz Holtzhowers presentation on Engineering Ethics by sending your RSVP to no later than Monday, February 26th.  

Students attend free and food will be provided!

Wed, February 28 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Student Excellence Center, ATRC

Nuclear Accidents at Three - Mile Island versus Chernobyl - Lessons on Leadership
Presented by Young Chang, Professor/Interim Head, Division of Engineering Technology

A common myth about leadership is that people believe they must have a certain title to lead.  The truth is that anyone can lead others from anywhere in the organization.  And when you do, the organization is stronger.  We can all lead, and leading well in the little things prepares you and qualifies you for greater responsibility.  

This presentation covers how contrasting leadership styles played key roles during and after the Three-Mile Island accident in 1979 and the Chernobyl accident in 1986.  Both these accidents shattered the pride and confidence in teh maturity of nuclear power technology.  Also, both showed the tendency of people to cover up mistakes.  However, the two cases reveal drastically different mindsets of decision-makers, ranging from the chief engineers in nuclear power plants to national leaders , in the U.S.A. and the former Soviet Union.  

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Tue, March 06 2018 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Case Study 2 (Room 416), OSU Student Union

This seminar will cover a number of available tools to help anticipate and manage wildfires in Oklahoma.

J.D. Carlson will discuss the operational OK-Fire system, which utilizes both weather and satellite information.  
Steve Piltz will then provide a general overview of National Weather Service fire weather operations.
Todd Lindley will conclude the joint presentation with a case study featuring the March 2017 megafires in northwest Oklahoma and Southwest Kansas.  

Refreshments to be served at 3:15 PM.