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 2018

Date Speaker Affiliation Title of Lecture
Oct. 8, 2018 Kunal Panchal Lockheed Martin Energy Preparing for a Career in Project Management
Oct. 15, 2018 Helen Oloroso NU Career Development Employment Perspectives
Oct. 22, 2018 Graham Garfield Chicago Transit Authority Building Consensus for Large Infrastructure Projects
Oct. 29, 2018 Taya Carothers/Asst. Director of Advising Services NU International Office Int'l Student Work Restrictions-OPT-CPT
Nov. 5, 2018 Hernan Levy World Bank Consultant Project Management in Emerging Economics
Nov. 12, 2018 Robert Kostelny Madison Construction Insight into Effective Construction Company Growth
Nov. 19, 2018 Karen Layng Scheck Industries Ethics in Business and Academics
Nov. 26, 2018 Joe and Carlo Santucci Avalon Realty Associates Deal Making in Commercial Real Estate
Dec. 3, 2018 Paul James LendLease Effect on Tariff Wars on Construction Costs


Winter Quarter 2019

Date Speaker Affiliation Title of Lecture
Jan. 14, 2019 Mel Meyer McShane Construction (ret.) Why Keep Score
Jan. 21, 2019 Jeff Masters Gilbane Building Company Careers in Construction
Jan. 28, 2019 Mike Gloria Power Construction Construction Safety
Feb. 4, 2019 Diane Zimmer Leopardo Companies, Inc. Green Hard Hats and Pink Hard Hats
Feb. 11, 2019 Howie Piersma Pepper Construction Information Technology in Construction
Feb. 18, 2019 Laurence Audenaerd MITRE Commercial Space Launch Forecasts
Feb. 25, 2019 Brett Gitskin ECS Midwest Lessons Learned from an Acquisition
Feb. 25, 2019 John Kenny Kenny Industries Crisis Management
Feb. 25, 2019 Grace Gallucci Metropolitan Planning Organization Economics of Transportation


Spring Quarter 2019

Date Speaker Affiliation Title of Lecture
Apr. 8, 2019 David Hettinger The Kenrich Group Forensic Analysis of Mega-Projects
Apr. 15, 2019 Carlos Canetta STANTEC Panama Canal Expansion
Apr. 22, 2019 Patrick McGowan W.E. O'Neil Construction Construction Delivery Methods
Apr. 29, 2019 Justin Kirk Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Reversing the Chicago River
May 6, 2019 TBA
May 13, 2019 TBA
May 20, 2019 TBA

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