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Engineers’ Activism is highlight of Presidential Conversations

Beth Wittig, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Beth Wittig presents her work with Engineers Without Borders in the fourth installment of The City College of New York’s 2015-16 “Presidential Conversations: Activism, Scholarship, and Engagement” series on Thursday, Mar. 24, 4-5:30 p.m. in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture’s Sciame Auditorium. The presentation, “Public Engagement through Engineers Without Borders: Rewards and Challenges,” is free and open to the public.

Wittig examines the Engineers Without Borders projects in which the CCNY Chapter has been involved; how students and faculty are transformed by the experience; and the challenges of maintaining a successful chapter.

“EWB is a powerful tool to engage students, instill in them the importance of public service, and facilitate their learning, but it is not without its challenges,” said Wittig.

Inaugurated in 2014, “Presidential Conversations: Activism, Scholarship, and Engagement” is a forum that features City College faculty sharing their research and creative scholarship in conversation with CCNY President Lisa S. Coico.

About The City College of New York

Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the College of Liberal Arts and Science; Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; School of Education; Grove School of Engineering; Sophie Davis Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine; and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.

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