Retired U.S. Army chief of engineers to deliver Ginn lecture on sustainable engineering

Published: Jan 21, 2014 2:00:00 PM
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Lt. Gen. Hatch 

Lt. Gen. Henry J. (Hank) Hatch, retired U.S. Army chief of engineers and commander of the Army Corps of Engineers, will talk on engineering a sustainable future on Monday, Feb. 10 at 2:30 p.m. in 136 Ross Hall. His lecture is hosted by the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering’s Ginn Distinguished Lecture Series.  

To many engineers, the greatest opportunities and challenges in the field today include the support of manufacturing and development that is economically, environmentally and socially sustainable. Sustainable engineering requires approaches in which the use of natural resources, the direction of investments and the coordination of technological development are in harmony to meet both current and future human needs. Lt. Gen. Hatch will discuss how engineers will create a sustainable environment of the future using natural and economic resources.

Lt. Gen. Hatch has served in a variety of command and staff positions, including engineer for the Army in Europe, commander of the Army Corps of Engineer’s Nashville district and Pacific Ocean Division in Hawaii, commander of the 2nd Infantry Division Support Command in Korea, and commander of the 326th Engineer Battalion of the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam, as well as an instructor and assistant professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Lt. Gen. Hatch also served as chief operating officer of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a distinguished member of ASCE and a registered professional engineer in the District of Columbia.