Saving Humankind from Itself:
Science, Politics and Human Failure from Lysenko to Flint
Monday, April 16, 2018
7 p.m. Young Auditorium, Whitewater WI
Marc Edwards is the Charles Lunsford Professor of Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech. His research group’s work laid the groundwork for uncovering the 2001-2004 D.C. Lead Crisis and the 2014-2016 Flint Water Disaster. The White House awarded Professor Edwards a Presidential Faculty Fellowship in 1996 and he won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2007. In 2013 Edwards’ was only the ninth recipient of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Barus Award for “courageously defending the public interest at great personal risk.” In 2016 he was named amongst TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential people in the World, the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine, Politico Magazine’s Top 50 visionaries who have transformed American politics, and Foreign Policy Magazine’s 100 World’s Greatest Thinkers.