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Alaina Harkness, Executive Director of Current

Brown Bag Lunch - December 20th at 2 pm

The Center for Engineering Sustainability and Resilience and the Center for Water Research will host Current Executive Director Alaina Harkness for a brown bag lunch talk and faculty discussion from noon to 2:00 pm on Friday, December 20 in the NAISE space in Hogan Hall 1-160 (2205 Tech Drive  First Floor).  Light refreshments will be provided, but please plan to bring your own lunch.  Please RSVP at the following link https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/ada8f9de410f4add82f4950  a9b127 e56 to aid in planning.

Alaina Harkness, the new Executive Director at Current, brings a background in economic development.  She was previously at the MacArthur Foundation, where she was involved in providing early financial support for the Array of Things project.  Alaina has been at Current since September 2019 and is still working to connect with potential partners.  Alaina would like to meet and develop collaborations with NU faculty doing research broadly related to water.   

From the Current website:  “Current, a non-profit based in Chicago, launched in 2016 as a partnership of the City of Chicago, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and World Business Chicago. Current leverages Chicago’s world-class utilities, research institutions, industries and innovation community for global environmental and economic impact. Current delivers advanced research and market-driven innovations to enhance water resources, build resilience and drive sustainable economic growth by bridging gaps in water technology commercialization.”

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