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2 RPI’s Role in the Academic Genesis of Environmental Engineering Jim Alleman Professor of Civil Engineering School of Civil Engineering Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 29 March 2005 Bruce Hunt Project Manager Woodard & Curran, Portland, Maine

3 Slide Rule Wall-of-Fame

4 Jim H owland CH2M-HILL

5 John Maniotis Last slide-rule patent

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7 Public Health Sanitation Medicine Edwin Chadwick – 1820s  1840s

8 Public Health Sanitation Biology Medicine Thomas Huxley – 1860s Edwin Chadwick – 1820s  1840s Biology

9 Public Health Sanitation Biology Medicine Thomas Huxley – 1860s Edward Frankland – 1870s Edwin Chadwick – 1820s  1840s Biology/Chemistry

10 Public Health Sanitation William Thompson Sedgwick – 1900s Biology Medicine Thomas Huxley – 1860s Edward Frankland – 1870s Edwin Chadwick – 1820s  1840s Biology/Chemistry

11 Sanitary Engineering Biology Medicine Biology Chemistry William Thompson Sedgwick – 1900s Public Health Sanitation

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16 #1 ?

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18 Progressive push for Federal laws !!!

19 1 st National ‘Water Pollution’ Act

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21 US Public Health Service

22 1 st National ‘Water Pollution’ Act US Public Health Service – 1950s Traditional Academic Emphasis on Sanitary Engineering

23 Biology Chemistry Sanitary Engineering Biology Medicine - Water treatment - Wastewater treatment - Air pollution treatment - Solid waste treatment Public Health Sanitation

24 1 st National ‘Water Pollution’ Act US Public Health Service – 1950s Traditional Academic Emphasis on Sanitary Engineering Academic Shift to Environmental Engineering

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26 BS Civil Engineering (‘ Sanitary Engrg ’ minor) MS Sanitary Engineering PhD Sanitary Engineering BS Environmental Engineering RPI Professor E.J. Kilcawley Civil Engineering Joe Touhill 2004

27 Civil Rights Movement Anti War Movement BS Civil Engineering (‘ Sanitary Engrg ’ minor) MS Sanitary Engineering PhD Sanitary Engineering BS Civil Engineering ( Environmental Engrg minor) MS Environmental Engineering PhD Environmental Engineering BS Environmental Engineering Occupational Safety Movement Environmental Movement RPI Professor E.J. Kilcawley Civil Engineering

28 Civil Rights Movement Anti War Movement BS Civil Engineering (‘ Sanitary Engrg ’ minor) MS Sanitary Engineering PhD Sanitary Engineering BS Civil Engineering ( Environmental Engrg minor) MS Environmental Engineering PhD Environmental Engineering BS Environmental Engineering Occupational Safety Movement Environmental Movement RPI Professor E.J. Kilcawley Civil Engineering AEEP creation!

29 Michigan Tech Stanford Clemson Florida UNC-Chapel Hill Etc, etc, etc!

30 “The 1960s: The Dawn of Environmental Awareness” Bruce Hunt Project Manager Woodard & Curran (Portland, Maine) Water Environment & Technology, 15, 5, 54-57, May 2003.

31 Environmental Engineering (RPI)

32 Environmental Engineering Sciences (Florida)

33 Environmental Engineering (RPI) Environmental Engineering Sciences (Florida) Environmental Engineering and Science (Clemson)

34 Environmental Engineering (RPI) Environmental Engineering Sciences (Florida) Environmental Engineering and Science (Clemson) Environmental Science and Engineering (Cal-Tech)

35 Environmental Engineering (RPI) Environmental Engineering Sciences (Florida) Environmental Engineering and Science (Clemson) Environmental Science and Engineering (Cal-Tech) Environmental Sciences and Engineering (UNC - Chapel Hill)

36 Environmental Engineering (RPI) Environmental Engineering Sciences (Florida) Environmental Engineering and Science (Clemson) Environmental Science and Engineering (Cal-Tech) Environmental Sciences and Engineering (UNC - Chapel Hill) Geography and Environmental Engineering (The Johns Hopkins)

37 …and we’re still evolving!

38 Environmental and Ecological Engineering ?

39 Sustainable Environmental Engineering ? ?

40 Environmental and Ecological Engineering Sustainable Environmental Engineering Sustainable Environmental and Ecological Engineering ? ? ?

41 Environmental and Ecological Engineering Sustainable Environmental Engineering Sustainable Environmental and Ecological Engineering …stay tuned! ? ? ? ?

42 Sedgwick Kilcawley

43 Environmental Engineering Biology Medicine Biology Chemistry RPI Leadership via Prof E.J. Kilcawley! Public Health Sanitation

44 RPI’s Role in the Academic Genesis of Environmental Engineering Jim Alleman Professor of Civil Engineering Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana) 29 March 2005 Bruce Hunt Project Manager Woodard & Curran (Portland, Maine)

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