IT Public Lecture focuses on effect of infrastructure on quality of life

The effect of our nation's infrastructure on our quality of life and national security is the focus of the next Institute of Technology Public Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in University of Minnesota's Mayo Memorial Auditorium, 425 Delaware St., S.E. The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is recommended.
This lecture by Professor Roberto Ballarini, head of the University of Minnesota Department of Civil Engineering, will showcase the amazing infrastructure of roads, bridges, schools, museums, and national parks we once had in the United States and the impact of deferred maintenance. He will give examples from competing nations and offer solutions for the future. Ballarini will also discuss the results of an independent study by the University of Minnesota on the collapse of the I-35W bridge. Read more and register now>>

November 20, 2008