GreenTalk Speaker Series

Wednesdays Noon to 1:15 pm, ENG 189

Practicing engineers, scientists, and technical experts deliver up-to-date briefings on how engineers deal with environmental issues.

For questions please contact Barbara Murphy-Wesley, Coordinator GreenTalk Speaker Series, College of Engineering: barbara.murphywesley@sjsu.edu

Fall 2019

  • Sept 11

    Karen Koppett
    Samantha Greene

    Valley Water

    Water Conservation and Sustainability

    Reading:

    Principles of Environmental Science (Cunningham and Cunningham)
    Chapter 11 - Water

  • Sept 18

    Teresa Montgomery

    South San Francisco Scavenger Co.

    Waste Management and Recycling: Historical Perspective

    Reading:

    Principles of Environmental Science (Cunningham and Cunningham)
    Chapter 14 - Solid and Hazardous Waste

  • Sept 25

    Kristen Wonder,

    SJSU Sustainability Manager

    Sustainability at San Jose State

    Reading:

    Principles of Environmental Science (Cunningham and Cunningham)
    Chapter 16 - Environmental Policy and Sustainability

  • Oct 2

    Monica Chen

    Factory Farms Awareness Coalition

    Environmental Impacts of Factory Farming

    Reading:

    Principles of Environmental Science (Cunningham and Cunningham)
    Chaoter 7 - Food and Agriculture

  • Oct 9

    Robert Bruce, lecturer

    SJSU Computer Engineering; inventor

    Electric Bike: A potential car replacement?

    Reading:

    Principles of Environmental Science (Cunningham and Cunningham)
    Chapter 15- Economics and Urbanization

  • Oct 16

    Thalia Anagnos

    Associate Vice President of Graduate and Undergraduate Programs, SJSU

    Disaster Recovery/Resilient Communities


    More information to come.

    Reading:

    Principles of Environmental Science (Cunningham and Cunningham)
    Chapter 12 - Enviornmental Geology and Earth Resources

  • Oct 23

    Tom Zimmerman

    IBM Research

    Protecting Endangered Species - remote monitoring with Lensless 3D Microscope

    Reading:

    Principles of Environmental Science (Cunningham and Cunningham)
    Chapter 6 - Environmental Conservation

  • Oct 30

    Eugene Cordero

    Prof. Meteorology and Climate Science, SJSU

    Global Warming & Climate Change: What's an Engineer to do?

    Reading:

    Principles of Environmental Science (Cunningham and Cunningham)
    Chapter 9 - Climate; Chapter 13, Energy

  • Nov 6

    TBD

     

    Smart Cities

    More information coming soon.

    Reading:

    Principles of Environmental Science (Cunningham and Cunningham)
    Chapter 15- Economics and Urbanization

  • Nov 13

    Julia Thompson, Ph.D., M.S., EPICS Instructor
    Keith Perry, M.S., M.B.A, Epics Instructor

    EPICS Student Representatives

    Student Environmental Projects designed to address real-world environmental problems

    The EPICS program takes global and local community organizations and partners them with students who have strong technical backgrounds. It is a national program that provides service-learning opportunities in the engineering curriculum. SJSU engineering students are giving back to the community and helping the environment too.

    Reading:

    Principles of Environmental Science (Cunningham and Cunningham)
    Chapter 16 — Environmental Policy and Sustainability