Civil Engineering associate professor chosen for Middle East symposium
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Shannon Bartelt-Hunt, associate professor of civil engineering, is one of 24 U.S. scientists selected to participate in the second Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering and Medicine Symposium from Dec. 13-15 in Muscat, Oman.
Bartelt-Hunt, who is also a Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute fellow, said the topics that will be discussed and the possibility of international collaborations for research were the biggest reasons she applied for the symposium.
“The purpose is to develop collaborations,” Bartelt-Hunt said. “There are environmentally focused topics – one on water reuse and one on hydraulic fracturing of energy production, looking at the environmental impacts. The Middle East is one place where there is water scarcity, and the water reuse topic is something that we’ve been working on.”
Bartelt-Hunt is also looking forward to traveling abroad and meeting colleagues from around the world who are doing work in the same fields.
“It would be great to work with people in a different area. I’ve traveled for conferences, but I haven’t done a lot of collaborative research internationally, so I’m excited about possibly getting to do that. Hopefully, I can find people who have complementary interests.”