Melissa Setz Served on Program Committee for Geo-Extreme Conference 2021
Melissa Setz, P.E. (Georgia) supported Students and Young Members Activities on the Program Committee at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo-Institute's Geo-Extreme Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Georgia on November 7-10, 2021. Geosyntec was a Bronze sponsor for the event.
In addition to Melissa, other Geosyntec personnel in attendance at the conference included Clinton Carlson, Ph.D., P.E., who serves as Chairman of the Georgia Geo-Institute Chapter of ASCE.
Melissa is a project engineer with experience in civil and geotechnical engineering. She has made significant contributions to dam safety projects involving the development and permitting of field investigations; the formulation of laboratory testing programs; the oversite and management of soil, concrete, and rock drilling/coring activities; and instrumentation installation and monitoring.
Geo-Extreme 2021 aimed to create a multi-disciplinary forum to discuss how the geo-engineering community can work with other professionals, such as climate scientists, engineers, emergency managers, resilience and sustainability investigators, insurance experts, and policymakers, to properly cope with extreme events (such as hurricanes, floods, extreme precipitations, droughts, wildfires, debris flows, earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides) under a changing climate.
The Geo-Institute is a membership organization serving geo-professionals and the geo-industry. It is one of ASCE's nine specialty Institutes and has more than 13,000 members.