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Future City Engineering Fair

Future City Engineering Fair
October 21, 2023
SAP America
3999 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA

Design a 100% electrically powered city with energy generated from sources that keep your citizens and the environment healthy and safe.

Pictures from the 2023 Engineering Fair

Melissa Laffen, PMP
M.S. Technology Management, University of Maryland
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Melissa Laffen picture Melissa Laffen is an engineer and certified project management professional with 22 years of experience leading and performing engineering and economic analyses of conventional and alternative transportation technologies and fuel systems, including hydrogen and fuel cells, electric vehicles, and biofuels.

She has led multidisciplinary teams in complex R&D support projects/programs and development of technical models and analyses. Ms. Laffen provides ongoing technical support to (1) the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO), (2) the 21st Century Truck Partnership for the DOE Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), and (3) Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Advanced Combustion and Fuels Research Program in support of DOE’s VTO.
Lindsey Walaski

M.S. Sustainable Engineering, Villanova University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Union College
Lindsey Walaski picture Lindsey Walaski fosters the "Leave it Better than you found it" philosophy in her career, which is dedicated to sustainability and improving the building environment. She is an Energy and Sustainability Manager at JLL, managing a sustainability program to reduce the environmental footprint of building operations. She is also a co-chair of the Policy and Advocacy Committee and a Board Member for Green Building United to advance sustainability and resilient buildings in our region.


Start End Activity Location
7:30 AM 8:00 AM Volunteer Orientation Entrance Hall
8:00 AM 8:45 AM School Registration Entrance Hall
8:00 AM 1:00 PM Exhibitors - Meet the Engineer Exhibition Hall
8:30 AM 9:50 AM Moving Parts Workshop I Cafeteria
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Richard Whiteford
Climate Change Consultant and
Educator and Independent
Environmental Journalist
11:10 AM 12:30 PM Moving Parts Workshop II Cafeteria

Thank you SAP America Inc.
For Hosting Us


Last Modified 11/03/2023