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April means Arbor Day. What better place to celebrate than the Robert J. Huckshorn Arboretum on FAU's Jupiter campus? Also, read the latest on the  American Society of Civil Engineers, CES's partnership with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, and job opportunities.
In next month's issue read about:  the inaugural FAU Incubator for Sustainable & Resilient Communities.

Best,

Colin Polsky
Florida Center for Environmental Studies
Florida Atlantic University

Art in the Arboretum - April 28
You're invited to FAU's Jupiter Campus
Arbor Day - April 28
For the seventh consecutive year, FAU's John D. MacArthur campus is named a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Tree Campus USA is a designation that honors towns, cities, colleges, universities and their leaders for promoting healthy urban forest management and engaging their communities in environmental stewardship.  The Jupiter campus will celebrate this honor on Arbor Day.

Join us in the Robert J. Huckshorn Arboretum on FAU's Jupiter campus for National Arbor on April 28th at 10:30 a.m.. This year the Huckshorn Arboretum, developed and managed by Alana Edwards (CES), will celebrate its 12th anniversary and its 7th year as an officially designated Tree Campus USA. To celebrate this year's theme, Art in the Arboretum, participants will enjoy performances by FAU visual and performing arts students. Light refreshments will be served. An RSVP is requested. 

FAU hosts Student Engineering Conference & Competition
Civil Goes Green
On March 16-18, more than 1,000 students from as far away as Puerto Rico and China gathered
ASCE Student Conference 2017 at FAU
ASCE SE Student Conference 2017
Credit: FAU Engineering
for the ASCE Southeast Student Conference 
hosted by FAU's Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering.  FAU's team  received seven awards and  placed fifth overall - the best showing ever. 

FAU's Dr. Fred Bloetscher, a  key organizer, said, "The Environmental Competition required contestants to filter water to remove Methyl Blue, a blue dye. And overall the conference reflected the ASCE's focus on sustainability in design."

Students networked and competed in typical engineering challenges such as Steel Bridge and Surveying, as well as less traditional ones like Ladder Golf and Concrete Frisbee. Presentations, games, and an awards banquet rounded out the program.

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Engaging the Business Community
photo:Carol Burns
 
 Sea Level Rise: What are we doing about it in Florida?
The South Florida business community continues to engage on the topic of climate change. On March 2,  the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Tower Forum  hosted a panel of experts including Dr.  Colin Polsky (Dir. Florida Center for Environmental Studies).  Anth ony Abbate (AIA,  NCARB,  Architect, Associate Provost and Professor, FAU) served as the panel moderator.
photos:Carol Burns
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