CEE's Farrah Moazeni to give comments during ASCE press conference at Fritz Lab on Tuesday, Nov. 15

On Tuesday, November 15, 2022 Lehigh's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is partnering with the Lehigh Valley section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on an event intended to help Pennsylvania's citizens and decision-makers understand how the State's infrastructure is faring and what can be done to modernize its systems.

This date, which marks the one-year anniversary of President Joe Biden signing into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), ASCE's Pennsylvania Council will unveil findings from its 2022 Report Card for Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure at news conferences in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Pittburgh, and the Lehigh Valley.

WHAT: News conference on release of the 2022 Report Card for Pennsylvania’s Infrastructure

WHERE: Fritz Engineering Laboratory, Lehigh University, 13 East Packer Ave, Bethlehem, PA 18015

WHEN: 11am EST

The Lehigh Valley event is open to the press, public, and members of the campus community.

As part of the press conference, Dr. Farrah Moazeni, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Lehigh, will deliver remarks on the interconnectedness of critical infrastructure systems and the impact of academic-industry-government partnership and research in addressing these interrelated issues, including in her own lab. 

The report evaluates 15 infrastructure categories pertinent to Pennsylvania: aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, hazardous waste, levees, parks, ports, rail, roads, solid waste, stormwater, transit, and wastewater. 

About the ASCE
The American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society. ASCE works to raise awareness of the need to maintain and modernize the nation’s infrastructure using sustainable and resilient practices, advocates for increasing and optimizing investment in infrastructure, and improve engineering knowledge and competency. For more information, visit www.asce.org or www.infrastructurereportcard.org.

Farrah Moazeni @LehighU

Dr. Faegheh (Farrah) Moazeni is an assistant professor at Lehigh University in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

In this video, Dr. Moazeni describes her research in interconnected infrastructure systems.