Magill Lecture with Jamey Barbas '81BC, '83SEAS

Mary C. Boyce, dean of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, cordially invites you to the Magill Lecture with Jamey Barbas '81BC, '83SEAS, project manager of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. The Magill Lecture in Science, Technology and the Arts was established to be an ongoing exploration of the synergy between art and science and a celebration of the pioneers who bridge the gap between artistic and scientific endeavors. It is made possible through the generosity of Dr. Frank N. Magill.

The lecture will be followed by a Navigating Your Network reception connecting students, faculty, and alumni with members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE & GradSWE).

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Jamey Barbas '81BC, '83SEAS

Jamey Barbas, PE is the Project Director charged with replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York with the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge – one of the largest bridge projects in the US - on behalf of the New York State Thruway Authority.

A transformative senior executive with a career in bridge design and construction, she has held leadership positions in several international consulting firms. Her industry experience includes leadership of the strategic, operational and technical aspects for the delivery of major structures projects. A registered professional engineer with 35 years of experience in bridge management, design, construction and inspection, she has special emphasis on complex and long span bridges.

Barbas’ experience includes a number of award winning, domestic and international projects. She has led the inspection, design and construction support services for the reconstruction of the Williamsburg Bridge in NYC - one of the largest bridge reconstruction projects ever undertaken in the U.S. and led the design of the major bridges of the AutoRoute 30 project in Montreal, Canada - one of the largest P3 bridge projects in North America.

Barbas is a native New Yorker, graduate of Barnard College and the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She has written numerous technical papers and was named by Engineering News Record as one of their top Newsmakers of 2004 for her work in providing an emergency solution to a failing historic suspension bridge.

She also serves on the board of directors for Bridges to Prosperity, a non-profit that provides footbridges in rural communities to increase access to schools, health care, and market.