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The Evolution of Engineering and of Engineering Education
Dean Yortsos will address the evolution of engineering and its impact on engineering education. With engineering being the enabling discipline of our times, he will discuss the increasing convergence with other disciplines, the importance of innovation and the emerging ecosystem of Silicon Beach, and the need to educate engineering students differently in our era of pervasive interconnectedness.   Yannis C. Yortsos is the dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, serving in that capacity since June 2005. He holds the Chester F. Dolley Professorship in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and the Zohrab A. Kaprielian Dean's Chair in Engineering. Yortsos joined the USC faculty in 1978 and chaired the department of chemical engineering from 1991 to 1997. He has been part of the senior leadership team at USC Viterbi since July 1, 2001.  In his position as dean he has articulated the concept of Engineering+, a vision for Engineering as the enabling discipline of our times. He was one of the three co-founders of the Grand Challenges Scholars Program, now adopted or being considered by more than 120 engineering schools nationwide.Yortsos received his B.Sc. from the National Technical University, Athens, Greece, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology, all in chemical engineering. Yortsos is well known for his work on fluid flow, transport and reaction processes in porous and fractured media, with applications to the recovery of subsurface fluids and soil remediation. He has been actively involved in the peer review of the Yucca Mountain Project for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste.An invited scholar at several institutions in the United States and abroad, Yortsos has received many honors for research, teaching and service. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, an associate member of the Academy of Athens and the recipient in 2014 of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Yortsos has served on a number of committees, including the Executive Committees of the Engineering Deans Council and the Global Engineering Deans Council. He currently serves as the Vice-President of NAE Section 11 and as chair of the Engineering Deans Council Diversity Committee.Introducer: Ken HillInvocation: Terry MasangoGuest Introductions: Robert LyonsSong Leader: Eric OlsonAccompanist: Ross Jutsum


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