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November Dinner Meeting

  • SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry 1 Forestry Drive Syracuse, NY, 13210 United States (map)

The November meeting of the CNY A&WMA, held jointly with the CNY American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) will be our annual dinner meeting and student poster session on November 9, 2016 in the student activities building, the Gateway Center, at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. 

The meeting will begin with a student poster session, where students will present on topics related to Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering or Environmental Health & Safety. Interested students are encouraged to check out the event flyer for rules, guidelines, and how to sign up.  

Following the poster session our featured speaker, Wayne McFarland, P.E., will present on Ethical Decisions: The Flint Water Crisis. Wayne of GHD Consulting Engineers, is a graduate of Cornell University (BS), the University of California, Berkeley (MS), and LeMoyne College (MBA), and is a licensed professional engineer in 18 states. He is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer, a Certified Energy Manager, and a LEED Accredited Professional. In nearly 40 years of practice, he has directed hundreds of environmental and energy projects across the United States. His presentation will discuss the differences between ethics and morals, professional codes and practices, and legal requirements and protections associated with engineering ethics.  Several case studies of engineering disasters associated with unethical conduct will be covered, including the drinking water issues in Flint, Michigan.  A discussion of timelines and key political and technical decisions will examine how the crisis led to the resignation of the EPA regional administrator and the head of the Michigan DEQ. One PDH will be awarded for NYS P.E.s, and will satisfy the NYS requirement for one ethics PDH per licensing period.

The meeting schedule will be as follows:

4:30 -  Poster setup
5:00 – 6:00 Networking, student poster viewing/judging
6:00 – 7:00 Dinner, outstanding poster awards
7:00 – 8:00 Speaker – Wayne McFarland, P.E. - Ethical Decisions: The Flint Water Crisis

Sign-ups are now closed. Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

Earlier Event: October 11
October Dinner Meeting and Tour
Later Event: December 13
December Breakfast Meeting