Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger will participate in a panel discussion regarding what we are doing now to impact the future of energy. The panel is entitled "The Art of Engineering Tomorrow's Energy" and will be part of Florida's Women in Energy Leadership Forum in Destin, Florida on November 8, 2018.
The panel will have short presentations followed by a question and answer session. Dottie's presentation will tie her previous National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) career to Geosyntec's work supporting and leading in the energy field twenty years from now, including how Geosyntec assists its clients now to help them prepare for a future of limited resources.
Geosyntec is a sponsor of Florida's Women in Energy Leadership Forum.
Dottie is a Professional Earth Scientist based in Seattle, Washington, working on complex soil and groundwater remediation projects. Prior to joining Geosyntec, she worked for ten years as an astronaut for NASA. In 2010, she flew as a mission specialist on STS-131, logging 362 hours in space, and in 2012, she commanded an underwater mission, living for 12 days at the Aquarius Reef Habitat off Florida. Before NASA, Dottie taught high school Earth Science and Astronomy. She was also featured as a TEDx Speaker and was recently elected as a board member of the Challenger Center.
Nandra Weeks, P.E. will also attend. A Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in Florida with more than 30 years of professional experience, she focuses on engineering and remediation issues associated with redevelopment and reuse of environmentally-impaired properties.
In 2015, former Chair of the Florida Public Service Commission Lila A. Jaber and the law firm of Gunster, launched the annual Florida's Women in Energy Leadership Forum (FWELF) to celebrate the success women leaders in the energy industry have demonstrated in growing Florida's economy and diversifying an already tremendous workforce. In so doing, this Forum highlights the positive impact of the electric and natural gas industries as large employers and economic developers. The leaders in these industries have important obligations to sustain large-scale infrastructure efforts for the benefit of the customers they serve and to support Florida's growth as the third largest state in the country. Exciting and important, this industry attracts world-class talent.
Learn more about the Forum: https://flwomeninenergy.com/register/
Learn more about Dottie at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dorothymetcalflindenburger/