Engineers Week Dinner 2017

In celebration of 2017 Engineers Week, the Southwest Michigan Engineering Societies Committee brings the following presentation:

"Future Mobility: Rapidly Changing Technology and its Profound Impact on the Movement of People and Goods"

by Kirk T. Steudle, State Transportation Director, MDOT

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Fetzer Center at Western Michigan University


Kirk T. Steudle

Kirk T. Steudle began his career with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) in 1987. A registered professional engineer, he rose through the ranks of the department to his current position. Gov. Rick Snyder appointed Steudle state transportation director on Jan. 1, 2011. He also served as state transportation director from 2006 to 2010.

Steudle oversees MDOT’s more than $4 billion budget and is responsible for the construction, maintenance and operation of nearly 10,000 miles of state highways and more than 4,000 state highway bridges. He also oversees administration of a wide range of multi-modal transportation programs statewide. MDOT currently has 2,500 employees.

Steudle is a national leader in the development of connected vehicle technology, which allows vehicles to communicate with the road and other vehicles to improve safety and mobility. He continues to work with a partnership of governments and auto manufacturers to further high-tech highway operations and, at the same time, improve Michigan’s economy.

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The E-Week Committee thanks the following sponsors, whose contributions subsidized students' attendance today.


American Metal Fab, Inc.
ASMI - West Michigan Chapter
SAE - Western Michigan Section
WMU - CEAS - Custer Series


MSPE - Southwestern Chapter
SME - Chapter 116 - Kalamazoo


ASCE - Western Michigan Branch
IEEE - West Michigan Section
Masonry Heater Design House
Prein & Newhof
Quality Air Services


Eaton Corporation
Parker Hannifin - Aerospace


ASMI- West Michigan Chapter
Haworth, Inc.
E-Week Committee