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WVU Tech Dean Talks Engineering and Construction Management at Global Conference

Dr. Zeljko “Z” Torbica, dean of the WVU Tech Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences, travelled to Greece this week to speak at the eighth Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-8) conference in Thessaloniki, the country’s second-largest city.

Organized by the East Carolina University Department of Construction Management and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Department of Civil Engineering, the conference will draw construction and engineering professionals from dozens of nations to discuss topics ranging from mega projects and future trends to innovation and education in the construction industry.

Dr. Torbica’s keynote presentation, “Advancing Undergraduate Construction Management Education: Lessons Learned from the Engineering Education – a U.S. Perspective,” will discuss how methods used to address challenges in engineering education can be applied to the study of construction management, a much younger field.

The conference is just one in a series of many events and activities WVU Tech faculty and administration have been attending in an effort to both promote the advancement of their fields and share the work going on at WVU Tech.

“This type of engagement helps with raising the visibility of any institution,” said Dr. Torbica. “In this particular case, many of the attendees, who are either faculty members or industry professionals, may hear of WVU Tech for the first time.”

CITC-8 runs from May 27 – 30.