Upcoming Career Fairs – Roux to Attend

Wednesday, February 21 Members of Roux’s New York headquarters and Logan Township, New Jersey office will be attending two career fairs on this day. First, the Engineering & Computer Science Career Fair at Hofstra University on Long Island, New York: open to all students seeking full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities in the fields of Engineering and Computer Science.

Next, Roux will attend the NJIT 2018 Spring Career Fair, featuring a diverse group of students from a broad range of academic majors and degree levels who are seeking full-time, part-time, co-op, and internship positions.

Thursday, February 22 The following day, members of our Oak Brook, Illinois office will attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Career Fair, which is held twice a year. The CEE job fair brings many company recruiters to campus and offers students the opportunity to find internships and full-time positions.

To read more about these fairs, click on the links above or click here to see all of our upcoming fairs.

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CSR Spotlight: An Unexpected Rescue, West Coast Edition

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Los Angeles’ downtown area is home to an assortment of industrial facilities that are being rebuilt, renovated, or demolished. Our Long Beach, California office is working at a former asphalt plant which is being rebuilt in the industrial area near downtown. Remedial excavations are currently underway at the asphalt plant, and as mentioned in a similar CSR Spotlight, no two days are alike for Roux field staff.

Around lunch one day at the Site, field personnel heard whining coming from inside the engine compartment of an excavator. Realizing it was a kitten’s cry, Roux staff along with city workers and the site superintendent opened up the excavator to find a 3-4-week-old kitten next to the engine. After a day of sampling, Paige Farrell (above), the Roux Staff Geologist on the Site, sent an email to our Long Beach office asking if anyone was interested in a new family member. Fortunately, Maya Sederholm, Staff Scientist, stepped up to adopt the kitten.

The next morning, Paige arrived at the Site to the heavy equipment operator yelling “We’ve got another one!” That’s right, there was new kitten in the engine compartment the next morning. Most likely the mom had placed her kittens there to keep them warm. Since there was no way of knowing if the mother cat would be back, the decision was made to send another email to the office. This time, Long Beach’s founding Principal, Mauricio Escobar, decided to take home the newest refugee from the asphalt plant.

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Maya’s newest family member, Nala Cat Sederholm, is happy and healthy in her new home. The other kitten, Calvin Roux Escobar, is also doing well with his new dog and human brothers and sisters. These kittens appear to be siblings so they’re being kept within the Roux family so they can visit each other from time to time.

Not unlike the East Coast offices, the Long Beach office has always had a big place in its heart for animal rescue. In fact, most of the employees in the office are rescue parents. As part of their 2017 CSR efforts, the office participated in an event put on by Best Friends Animal Society. The organization’s mission is make Los Angeles and other large cities across the county no-kill cities, and promote adoption over purchasing animals from breeders. The event included a walk around the city and various obstacle courses for dogs. The office plans to make this event a new fixture in their CSR efforts for this year and beyond.


Nala (left) and Calvin (right) enjoying their new homes

Roux Proudly Supports Darcy Lecture Series in Groundwater Science

Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecture Series in Groundwater Science

The National Ground Water Association, or NGWA, makes up a community of groundwater professionals looking to advance the knowledge of their field through advocacy, education and outreach, cooperation and information exchange, and enhancement of professional practices. Through their public educational organization, the NGWA Foundation, each year the Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecture Series in Groundwater Science is held to present breakthroughs in groundwater science and technology, while fostering interest in the subject. The series, named after French engineer Henry Darcy, is presented annually all over the world.

Masaki Hayashi, Ph.D.

This year’s lecture, “Alpine Hydrogeology: The Critical Role of Groundwater in Sourcing the Headwaters of the World,” will be presented by Masaki Hayashi, Ph.D. Dr. Hayashi is a professor in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Calgary, a Research Chair in Physical Hydrology, and his main research interests include the connections between groundwater, surface water, and atmospheric moisture in various environments. His lecture discusses how a new understanding of alpine hydrogeology has been emerging, and demonstrates how we can gain valuable insights into groundwater in challenging environments and develop a conceptual understanding of hydrological systems.

This month, the lecture series will take place along the east coast of the United States in places like Buffalo, New York and Gainesville, Florida, moving onto South America and Canada in March. To find a lecture near you and learn more about the series, please click here.

Roux to Attend UC Berkeley and Stevens Institute Career Fairs

Tuesday, February 13 The California American Society of Civil Engineers’ Spring 2018 Civil and Environmental Engineering Career Fair will take place at UC Berkeley this year, where there will be companies looking to recruit interns and full time employees in all fields of civil engineering, including construction, consulting, design, and more. Click here for FAQs and more information.

Wednesday, February 14 The Stevens Institute Spring Career Fair is the final career fair of the academic year and provides the opportunity to interact with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and business students. More than 1,000 students attend this annual event, seeking internships and full time employment opportunities. Read more here.

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Upcoming Career Fairs: Penn State & All Ivy

Tuesday, February 6 Pennsylvania State University‘s technical full-time, internship, and co-op recruitment day is this Tuesday, where Roux alumni will attend. As part of Penn State’s “Spring Career Days,” this event will be largely focused on recruiting biomedical/life science and public health students. Click here for more information, along with career fair tips and resources.

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Friday, February 9 This year marks the fifteenth anniversary of the All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair at Columbia University. Each year, the eight Ivy League schools come together for this innovative career fair, providing access to undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. level students prepared to address complex sustainability challenges. Check out recruiter testimonials in the video below, featuring Roux’s Vice President/Principal Hydrogeologist, Sin Senh.

Expert Testimony by William Silverstein Aids in Trial Win

Expert Testimony by William Silverstein Aids in Trial Win

Roux successfully teamed with Flaster Greenberg to defend their client in a New Jersey Spill Act Suit

Mitchell H. Kizner of Flaster Greenberg successfully defended Woodruff Energy Inc., supported by testimony from their expert witness, William Silverstein of Roux Associates. Mr. Silverstein is a New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) and Professional Engineer with over 30 years of experience, whose areas of expertise include, among other things, site investigation and remediation, and treatment system/facilities design.

The lawsuit, filed in 2011, claimed a Woodruff employee was responsible for discharges of gasoline and kerosene on company property in the 1960s, as well as an overfill of heating oil during the 1990s. In a six-hour oral ruling, the Superior Court Judge rejected the plaintiff’s claims after testimony from Mr. Silverstein along with former and current Woodruff employees. To read more about this case, please click here.

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