Within the World's Reach: Technologies for All
Please join us
at 5p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2011
in the Busch Campus Center Multipurpose Room
with our special guest Dr. Christopher C. Obropta of the Water Resources Program
to learn about technologies that greatly impact societies at large.
* Featuring the Technologies Workshop: Biosand Filters*
* Food and refreshments will be served *
Engineers Without Borders - USA Rutgers
presents an event in the series
Technologies Without Borders: Technologies Across Borders
Across the nation, the uttering of the word "technology" draws with it extravagant images of the latest high performance devices on the market. However, the field of technology extends beyond the social applications of laptops, data phones, and iPads; technology is the usage and knowledge of tools, techniques or systems that are employed to promote a service or solve a problem. Around the world technology is being applied to tackle pending issues that face communities. Engineers Without Borders - USA Rutgers seeks to assist developing communities worldwide in an effort to improve their quality of life. Through the use of sustainable technologies, EWB-USA Rutgers strives to breathe life back into communities - generally by delivering vital water to target villages. Technologies that may pass unnoticed to us, can provide life internationally.
Christopher C. Obropta, Ph.D., P.E is the Extension Specialist in Water Resources with Rutgers Cooperative Extension, and he is an Associate Professor with the Department of Environmental Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University. He has a doctorate in Civil Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, an M.S. in Civil Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Rutgers, Dr. Obropta was an environmental consultant for 12 years at Omni Environmental Corporation. Dr. Obropta has a background in watershed management, water quality modeling, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, and coastal engineering. His specific experience includes watershed restoration,onsite wastewater treatment system design and management, wasteload allocations and TMDL studies, stormwater management, wetland design, effluent dilution analyses, longshore sediment transport, computer-aided design, and geographic information systems (GIS). He teaches Bioresource Engineering Design I & II, where he directs student design teams to develop solutions to complex real-life engineering problems. With his extensive and impressive background, Dr. Obropta leads his highly specialized staff from the Water Resources Program to create innovative solutions to water quality issues in New Jersey.
Associate Extension Specialist in Water Resources
Rutgers Cooperative Extension
14 College Farm Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8551
P: (732) 932-9800 ext. 6209
F: (732) 932-8644
C: (908) 229-0210