Colorado State University Hosts Kimberly Catton and John van de Lindt to Discuss Advancements in Civil Engineering

Note to Reporters: RSVP’s are due Friday, Nov. 9 for the event for Catton’s discussion and Monday, Nov. 12 for John van de Lindt. Reporters interested in covering the event should contact Emily Wilmsen.

The Colorado State University College of Engineering Innovations Breakfast series will host Kimberly Catton, research scholar in civil engineering, on Tuesday to discuss the importance of creating accurate models in assessing renewable energy. The following Thursday, John van de Lindt will discuss how CSU Engineers work to save lives and reduce property damage and cost after natural disasters.

Catton will speak at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov 13 at the Sheraton Denver Tech Center: 7007 South Clinton St., Greenwood Village, Colo. Catton’s discussion topic, “How Important are Assumptions in Assessing Renewable Energy?,” focuses on using Geographic Information Systems to make new discoveries and better understand land use.

Lindt will speak at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the CSU University House: 1504 Remington St., Fort Collins, Colo. Lindts’s discussion topic, “Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Tsunamis, Oh My!” focuses on his impact on lives and property after natural disasters, such as: the 2010 Chilean earthquake, the 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake, and the 2011 Tuscaloosa tornado.

These events are open to the public, and guests must register online at by Friday, Nov. 9, for Catton’s discussion or Monday, Nov 12, for Lindt’s discussion. Prospective students must RSVP to this event by calling 970-491-0943. The breakfast costs $20 per person, with $5 being donated to the Dean’s Innovation Fund.

The Innovations Breakfast allows those interested in science and engineering to interact and discuss the latest technological trends and ground-breaking research underway at CSU College of Engineering.