Big Splash Week - Monday, September 16, 2019
Kimberly Nowack on top of the Mackinac Bridge
Kimberly K. Nowack, P.E.
Kim received her Civil Engineering degree from Michigan Technological University (MTU) in 1985. She immediately started her career with the Michigan Department of Transportation. In 2002, Kim accepted the position of Chief Engineer for the Mackinac Bridge Authority where she was responsible for all engineering and maintenance oversight of the bridge. She worked in this position for 17 years and was the first woman to hold this position in the Bridge Authority’s 60+ year history. Kim was appointed to the position of Executive Director of the Mackinac Bridge in 2019 and is the first woman to hold this position in the Bridge Authority’s 60+ year history.
Kim is a member of the International Cable Supported Bridge Owners Association where she has authored and presented papers at international conferences and she is a Transportation Research Board panel member tasked with revising the federal guidelines for inspections of suspension bridge main cable systems.
Kim is a member of MTU’s Presidential Council of Alumnae and their Civil Engineering Advisory Committee and she was recently inducted into the MTU Academy of Civil and Environmental Engineers.
Schedule for the Event
Pew Campus, Loosemore Auditorium
- 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. GVSU Water Research Showcase highlighting student and faculty posters with light refreshments
- 7:00 - 7:05 p.m. Opening Remarks by Provost Maria Cimitile
- 7:05 - 8:00 p.m. Keynote presentation "Mackinac Bridge, Then and Now" by Kimberly K. Nowack, P.E.
- 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. GVSU Water Research Showcase highlighting student and faculty posters with light refreshments