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Release: Sept. 10, 2002

UI engineering lecture scheduled Sept. 13

Marc Edwards, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and University, Blacksburg, Va., will deliver a Caterpillar Distinguished Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 in Room 3505 of the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences.

He plans to discuss the various costs of corrosion control in drinking water distribution systems in his talk, "The Emerging Crises in Water Distribution: What Does It Mean to You?" Edwards, whose research interests include water treatment, corrosion, arsenic removal and applied aquatic chemistry, is the recipient of a 1996 National Science Foundation (NSF) Presidential Early Career Development Award and a 1995 NSF CAREER Award.

The lecture, free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the University of Iowa College of Engineering, IIHR -- Hydroscience and Engineering, and the Caterpillar Foundation.

The Caterpillar Distinguished Lecture Colloquium is made possible by grants awarded to the UI College of Engineering through the UI Foundation by the Caterpillar Foundation of Peoria, Ill. The grants comprise the Caterpillar Excellence Fund, which aids student, faculty and curriculum development in the College of Engineering.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. People requiring an accommodation in order to participate in this program are asked to contact in advance the UI College of Engineering at 319-335-5764.