SETx-UIFL Summer Institute 2024

Beaumont, TX – The SETX-UIFL Summer Institute 2024 took place from May 14-16 in Beaumont, Texas, hosted by Lamar University. This exciting event brought together over 30 researchers and students from various fields to explore and discuss innovative approaches to environmental engineering and sustainability.

Beamount, TX. Southeast Texas Bus Tour with the Summer Institute participants

The Summer Institute, presented by Lamar University and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. A key highlight of the event was the introduction and exploration of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) concept of Engineering with Nature, aimed at integrating natural and engineering processes for enhanced economic, environmental, and social outcomes. Participants had the opportunity to learn from leading experts, engage in interactive sessions, and network with peers dedicated to advancing sustainable engineering solutions.

Our list of speakers as follows:

  • Dr. Catherine Thomas (U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center): Engineering with Nature (Ecology)
  • Dr. Duncan Bryant (U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center): Engineering with Nature (Engineering)
  • Dr. Liv Haselbach & Dr. Clayton Jeffryes (Lamar University): Environmental Life Cycle Assessment

Link to the summer institute’s recordings: LINK

SETx-UIFL plans to continue hosting the summer institute in the coming years. Please check back next Spring 2025 for more information.


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