“Antibiotic Resistance and Wastewater Engineering”

February 9, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Windward Campus, Hale Imiloa 111

Engineer Timothy Lum Yee will speak about “Antibiotic Resistance and Wastewater Engineering” in the WCC Community Forum in Chemistry on Thursday, February 9 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in Hale ‘Imiloa 111.

Since the 1940s, large amounts of antibiotics have been produced and millions of metric tons have been released into the biosphere. With the increased use and sometimes misuse of antibiotics in clinical and agricultural settings, the prevalence of resistant genes is requiring the scientific community to have a better understanding of the origins and pathways of antibiotic resistance. Recent advances have been made to better understand the mechanisms that drive this emerging concern. Some of these efforts include the role wastewater engineering has in the control or development of resistance genes.

This presentation will introduce the general use of antibiotics, give an overview of the typical mechanisms involved, discuss recent efforts made within the scientific community, share relevant pathways related to wastewater engineering, and call for further action.

Timothy Lum Yee, PE is a project engineer with HDR, a civil and environmental engineering consulting firm. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and is currently working on his Master of Science in Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Ticket Information
The forum is free and open to the public.

Event Sponsor
Windward Community College and the American Chemical Society-Hawaii Section, Windward Campus

More Information
Letty Colmenares, Ph.D., 236-9120, leticia@hawaii.edu, http://windward.hawaii.edu/chemistryforum

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