Scholz Symposium Focuses on Engineering and Natural Disasters

“Engineering and Natural Disasters” will be the subject of the 2018 Paul D. Scholz Symposium on Technology and its Role in Society to be held from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at W10 Pappajohn Business Building.

There will be a panel of three speakers including Daniel Miller from Stanley Consultants, Ron Knoche from Iowa City Public Works, and Gabriele Villarini, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of IIHR--Hydroscience & Engineering.

The free, public symposium was named in 1993 to honor the late Paul Scholz, 20-year Tau Beta Pi advisor and associate dean of the UI College of Engineering (1979-1992). Scholz was inducted as a member of the Legacy of Iowa Engineering ( in 2006.

Co-sponsors are the UI Tau Beta Pi chapter, Tau Beta Pi alumni, and the College of Engineering.