Washington University in St. Louis

University Advancement

McKelvey Engineering Series with Jamie Kolker and Ruth Okamoto

Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 PM CST 

Join Dean Aaron Bobick, Jamie Kolker and Ruth Okamoto for a presentation on 
"Making Space & Makerspace: East End Transformation & Spartan Makerspace."

Jamie Kolker, FAIA, is the associate vice chancellor and university architect at WashU. He leads the long-term planning, design and development of the Danforth Campus and its surrounding areas and properties, and is one of the visionaries behind the east end transformation of the Danforth Campus. Jamie joined the university in 2010, having served as principal of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, an architecture and planning firm in Philadelphia, where he worked closely with clients to manage the planning, design and project phases of academic, research, academic medical center and civic projects. He holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in architecture from Columbia University.

Ruth Okamoto has served as a design engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation, an engineering software specialist at Digital Equipment Corporation, and an assistant professor at WashU. With 23 years of service at WashU, Ruth is a Teaching Professor in the Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science department. The Spartan Light Metal Products Makerspace is a place where WashU students, faculty and staff can turn designs into prototypes and join together to develop ideas. As Director, Ruth welcomes both those who are new to making and experienced makers into a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment. Ruth holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from MIT as well as a doctor of science degree in mechanical engineering from WashU.

2:00p - Welcome
2:02p - Introduction Remarks
2:07p - Presentation
2:37p - Q&A
2:50p - Closing

Cost: Complimentary

NOTE: Upon completing registration, you will receive a confirmation email which will include the zoom meeting link. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please email engineering.alumni@wustl.edu or call 314-935-8730.