Seminar Series

All MPM seminar series events are held in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Conference Room (A230) in the Tech Building (2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston). Refreshments are served from 2:30-3:00 p.m. and all lectures go from 3:00-4:00 p.m. The seminars are open to the public.

(Please note that the speakers or topics are subject to change - contact the department directly at for the most recent information.)

Fall Quarter 2017

Date Speaker Affiliation Title of Lecture
Sep. 25, 2017 Justin Kirk Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago "Reversing the Chicago River"
Oct.  2, 2017 Helen Oloroso Northwestern University "Employment Perspectives"
Oct. 9, 2017 Joseph Huang MWH Global "BIM at the Human Scale"
Oct. 16, 2017 Joel Sensenig Facilities Director, Christ Church Leadership and Organization "Leadership and Organization"
Oct. 23, 2017 Graham Garfield Chicago Transit Authority "Building Consensus for Large Infrastructure Projects"
Oct. 30, 2017 John Kenny Kenny Industries "Crisis Management"
Nov. 6, 2017 Diane Zimmer Lend Lease "Green Hard Hats and Pink Hard Hats"
Nov. 13, 2017 Nick Seamons International Office "International Student Work Restrictions"
Nov. 20, 2017 Paul James Lend Lease "Trump as President: How do his Business Skills Translate to Politics"
Nov. 27, 2017 Hernan Levy World Bank Consultant "Project Management in Emerging Economics"


Winter quarter 2018

Date Speaker Affiliation Title of Lecture
Jan. 15, 2018 Jeff Masters Gilbane Building Company "Careers in Construction"
Jan. 22, 2018 Mike Gloria Power Construction "Construction Safety"
Jan. 29, 2018 Anthony Bilotti Kowalenko Consulting Group, Inc. "Lakefront Flyover"
Feb. 5, 2018 Kunal Panchal Lockheed Martin Energy "Preparing for a Career in Project Management"
Feb. 12, 2018 Howie Piersma Pepper Construction "Embracing Digital Transformation in the Construction Industry"
Feb. 19, 2018 Emma Kowalenko Kowalenko Consulting Group, Inc. "Emotional and Cultural Intelligence"
Feb. 26, 2018 Joe and Carlo Santucci Avalon Reality Associates "Deal Making in Commercial Real Estate"
Mar. 5, 2018 Karen Layng Scheck Industries "TBA"


Spring Quarter 2018

Date Speaker Affiliation Title of Lecture
Apr. 2, 2018
Apr. 9, 2018 Carlos Canetta MHW Global Panama Canal Expansion
Apr. 16, 2018
Apr. 23, 2018
Apr. 30, 2018
May 7, 2018
May 14, 2018
Nov. 13, 2018
Nov. 20, 2018
Nov. 27, 2018


Future lectures will be posted as soon as they are scheduled.