Thursday, February 2, 2023

8:00 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:30 am – 9:15 am

Plenary Session | Welcome, MOU and Introductions


  • Bilal Ayyub, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, Professor & Director of the Center for Technology and Systems Management, University of Maryland (UMD)
  • Tom Smith, CAE, ENV SP, F.ASCE, Executive Director, ASCE
  • Maria Lehman, P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE, 2023 ASCE President
  • Richard Spinrad, Ph.D., CMarSci, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator

9:15 am – 10:30 am

Panel 1: Climate Resilience in Engineering Practice: Progress and Way Forward


  • John Dai, P.E., Seismic & Climate Adaptation Civil Engineer, SoCal Edison
  • Mark Osler, Senior Advisor for Coastal Inundation and Resilience, NOAA
  • Mari Tye, Ph.D., Scientist, The National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Don Scott, P.E., S.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, Senior Consultant - PCS Structural Solutions (C&S)
    • Dan Barrie, NOAA Climate Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections Program Manager (MAPP)


  • Dan Walker, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, Associate Director for Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Maryland, and EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. (PBC)
  • Ben DeAngelo, Deputy Director, Climate Program Office, Principal Representative to the U.S. Global Change Research Program, NOAA

Question & Answer

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Networking Break

11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Panel 2: Climate Resilience in Engineering Practice: Broader Perspectives


  • Jason Averill, Chief of the Materials and Structural Systems Division, Engineering Laboratory at NIST
  • Sarah Kapnick, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, NOAA
  • SES Pete Perez, P.E. Chief of Engineering and Construction, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (invited)
  • John Ingargiola, Lead Physical Scientist, FEMA
  • Kit Ng, Ph.D., P.E., Hydraulics and Hydrology Manager, Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering Services, Bechtel


  • Debbie Lee, SES, PE, D.WRE, F.ASCE, Director of Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, NOAA & EWRI past-president
  • Thomas O'Rourke, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, Thomas R. Briggs Professor in Engineering Emeritus, Cornell University

Question & Answer

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM


12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Climate Change : The Engineers Dilemma


  • Chris Stone, PE, F.NSPE, F.ASCE, LEED AP, Senior Principal, CLARKNEXSEN


    • Steve Thur, Ph.D., Assistant Administrator, Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, NOAA

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Panel 3: Designing for Equity in Climate-Ready Infrastructure


  • Catherine Coleman Flowers, MacArthur Fellow and Founder, Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice
  • Eric Letvin, Assistant Administrator for Mitigation, FEMA
  • Marccus Hendricks, Ph.D., Professor and Director of SIRJ Lab, University of Maryland
  • Renee Collini, Ph.D., Center for Equitable Climate Resilience Director, The Water Institute
    Gerry Galloway, Ph.D., Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, University of Maryland


  • Kimberly Jones, Ph.D., Associate Provost and Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering at Howard University
  • Vankita Brown, Ph.D., Senior Advisor for Equity, NOAA

Question & Answer

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Summary and Closure


  • Bilal Ayyub, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, University of Maryland
  • Ben DeAngelo, Deputy Director, Climate Program Office, Principal Representative to the U.S. Global Change Research Program, NOAA
  • Norma Jean Mattei, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, National Infrastructure Advisory Council, 2017 ASCE President, University of New Orleans