Markus Buehler, McAfee Professor of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Laboratory for Atomistic & Molecular Mechanics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Multiscale Materials by Design — Connecting Simulation, Design, Synthesis
Time: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Engineering Lecture Hall L2D2
John C. Crittenden, NAE, Director of the Brook Byers Institute of Sustainable Systems, Georgia Research Alliance Eminet Scholar of Sustainable Systems, and Hightower Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Gigatechnology: Developing Sustainable Urban Infrastructure to Solve Gigaton Problems
Time: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Classroom and Business Building (CBB), Room 108
Vijay Vittal, NAE, Ira A. Fulton Chair Professor, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University
Interdependent Electric and Water Infrastructure Modeling, Optimization and Control
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Location: Engineering Building 2, Room W122
About Elizabeth D. Rockwell
A fourth generation Houstonian, Mrs. Rockwell was an Executive Director, Private Client Division of CIBC Oppenheimer Corp. She was widely recognized as an expert in retirement, estate, investment, and tax planning. She was an early proponent of the Keogh and IRA plans, for which she has been nationally recognized.
In 1991, she qualified to be a member of the Million Dollar Round Table as well as the Texas Leaders Round Table. Since 1990 she had authored a monthly column for the Houston Chronicle.
Mrs. Rockwell served as President of the UH College of Business Administration Foundation Board, as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board, and was an Executive Professor for the college. She also served as a member of the advisory board of the Health Law and Policy Institute and as a Trustee of the University of Houston System’s Foundation, as well as a member of the UH System’s Planned Giving Council.
Mrs. Rockwell served on the Board of Governors for the Houston Forum, and as a Board member of the American Red Cross, the Greater Houston Women’s Foundation, the University of Houston Alumni Organization, and the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance. She was a member of the River Oaks Business Women’s Exchange Club, the National Tax Sheltered Annuity Association, the Texas Association of College Teachers, and the Houston Association of Life Underwriters.
Among her numerous honors, she has received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Houston, the Distinguished Alumna Award from the Houston Alumni Organization and from the UH College of Business Administration. Throughout the years she has been recognized for her many achievements by the Education Foundation of Harris County, the Houston Community College System’s Television Station Advisory Council, and the Houston Mayor’s READ Commission.
The Houston Alumni Center is home to the Elizabeth D. Rockwell President’s Suite. In September 1997, the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Career Services Center was opened in the UH College of Business Administration. She endowed the Chair for the Dean of the M.D. Anderson Library.
Mrs. Rockwell was listed in the Who’s Who in the South and Southwest; Who’s Who in finance and Industry; Who’s Who of American Women; and Who’s Who in the World.