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  • Feb
    3

    EES Seminar Series - Bridget Hegarty

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    Engineering Microbiomes: Insights from Drinking Water and Indoor Air

    Recent advances in big data and high-throughput gene sequencing techniques have expanded our understanding of microbial communities and their centrality to human health and environmental processes. With this improved understanding, it is becoming feasible to intelligently and robustly engineer beneficial microbial communities. In this presentation, I will share details from three projects that demonstrate how a big data approach can lead to new insights about microbial communities and lead to engineering solutions. I will begin by presenting my work on the fungal communities of the built environment, demonstrating how gene expression can connect fungal exposure in buildings with human health and how machine learning can distinguish between the fungal community signature of homes with and without mold damage. I will then present my research uncovering the parameters shaping viral diversity and infection networks in drinking water distribution systems. I will conclude the talk by generalizing this approach to intentionally tailor microbial communities of engineered systems to ensure human and environmental health.

    Bio

    Dr. Bridget Hegarty is an assistant professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Case Western Reserve University. Before coming to CWRU, Dr. Hegarty was a postdoc at the University of Michigan. She earned her Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Yale University (2019) and graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Biological Engineering (2013). Dr. Hegarty’s research focuses on understanding the microbial communities of engineered environments, particularly indoor air and drinking water, to ensure human and environmental health. In conjunction with her research, she also seeks to reduce barriers to groups historically excluded from STEM. Dr. Hegarty is an advisor for gradSWE at CWRU; and as a postdoc, she designed and crowdfunded a wearable STEM education kit, the SpinWheel, to raise money for engineering outreach.

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    TIME Friday, February 3, 2023 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Feb
    8

    SPREE Seminar Series - Sujit S. Datta

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Feb
    15

    SPREE Seminar Series - Arif Masud

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Feb
    15

    Professional Development Series: Conflict Resolution

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    12:00 PM The Hive, Room 2-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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    CONTACT Kimberly Higgins    kimberly.higgins@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Feb
    17

    EES Seminar Series - Conor McGarvey

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

    2:00 PM The Hive, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Friday, February 17, 2023 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Feb
    22

    SPREE Seminar Series - Sulin Zhang

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Feb
    24

    EES Seminar Series - Colleen O'Brien

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, February 24, 2023 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Mar
    1

    SPREE Seminar Series - Oscar Lopez Pamies

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Mar
    3

    EES Seminar Series - Anthony Parolari

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, March 3, 2023 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Mar
    8

    SPREE Seminar Series - Shahrzad Roshankhah

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Mar
    11

    Winter Classes End

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    TIME Saturday, March 11, 2023

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  • Mar
    18

    Spring Break Begins

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    TIME Saturday, March 18, 2023

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  • Mar
    24

    Winter Degrees Conferred

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    TIME Friday, March 24, 2023

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  • Mar
    27

    Spring Break Ends

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    TIME Monday, March 27, 2023

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  • Mar
    28

    Spring Classes begin 8 a.m. (Northwestern Monday: Classes scheduled to meet on Mondays meet on this day)

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    TIME Tuesday, March 28, 2023

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