Professional Development Seminars

The UAA College of Engineering welcomes all students and local engineers, land surveyors and project managers to a free seminar series which aims to foster collaboration and information exchange among Alaskan engineers, land surveyors and project managers.  The series runs throughout the fall and spring semesters each academic year.  

Location: Seminars are held in person in the UAA Engineering and Industry Building (EIB), Room 211 and/or online. Use the livestream links below to watch each week's session online.  The Engineering and Industry Building is located at 2900 Spirit Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508Free parking on Fridays on the UAA campus.

Date/Time: Select Fridays from 11:45 am - 12:45 pm. Seminars will last one hour including Q&A. See this semester's schedule below.

Additional Information: Please contact contact the College of Engineering Dean's Office at uaa_coengdeansoffice@alaska.edu.

*PDH CREDIT:  To be eligible for PDH credit, each presentation can be either be viewed live or the YouTube video (if posted) can be watched at a later date.  The related Qualtrics survey must also be completed and will serve as your attendance record.  It is recommended that you also download the presentation flyer to serve as the syllabus regarding what was covered in the seminar.  For more information about continuing education and PDH credits please see the AELS Board website 

 

Date

Topic Presenter(s)
Location Livestream Qualtrics
Survey
PDH Eligible*
9/16/22 Introduction to Broadband Series - Broadband Basics and Guided Media (Cable) Technology Dr. Alex Hills, Distinguished Service Professor, Engineering & Public Policy and Electrical & Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University; Distinguished Affliate Professor of Electrical Engineering at UAA. EIB 211 & Online Livestream Qualtrics  1.0
9/23/22 Introduction to Broadband Series - Wireless Media (Radio) Technology Dr. Alex Hills EIB 211 & Online   Livestream Qualtrics 1.0
9/30/22 Introduction to Broadband Series - Optical Fiber and Microwave in the Middle Mile Dr. Alex Hills EIB 211 & Online   Livestream Qualtrics  1.0
10/7/22 Introduction to Broadband Series - Satellites (GEO and LEO) and Series Wrap up Dr, Alex Hills EIB 211 & Online   Livestream Qualtrics 1.0

 

Date Topic Presenter(s) Location(s) Livestream Qualtrics
Survey
PDH Eligible*
11/4/22 Flattening an Interchange: Managing Client Priorities, saving $30M, and
Garnering Public Support for a First-of-its-Kind Intersection
Will Hume, PE & Jared Travis, PE, HDR EIB 211 & Online YouTube Livestream  Qualtrics   1.0
11/11/22 Electric Vehicles and the Future of the Highway Trust Fund David Gamez, PE, PTOE,  Lounsbury & Associates, Inc. EIB 211 & Online YouTube Livestream Qualtrics 1.0 
11/18/22 Creating Your Own Research Innovation Strategy Dr. Erin Trochim, Alaska Center for Energy and Power EIB 211 & Online YouTube Livestream Qualtrics 1.0
12/9/22 Reducing Seismic Risk in Residential Construction Dr. Polly B. Murray, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UAA EIB 211 & Online YouTube Livestream Qualtrics 1.0
1/20/23 Collapse of Building 7 (a 47-story steel building) Dr. J. Leroy Hulsey, PE, SE, Professor Emeritus, UAF Structural Engineering EIB 211 & Online YouTube Livestream Qualtrics 1.0
2/10/23 Defining the Cost of Coastal Hazards Dr. Tom Ravens, Professor, UAA Civil Engineering EIB 211 & Online YouTube Livestream Qualtrics 1.0
3/3/23 Ocean Dock Road Reconnaissance Engineering Study Jeanne Bowie, PE, PhD, PTOE, Kinney Engineering, LLC EIB 211 & Online YouTube Livestream Qualtrics 1.0
3/31/23 TBA Garrett C. Yager,  Michael Baker EIB 211 & Online YouTube Livestream Qualtrics 1.0
4/28/23 CoEng Capstone Poster Competition Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering Student Capstone Classes EIB Solarium & Online YouTube Livestream