Yanna Lambrinidou
Yanna Lambrinidou
Adjunct Assistant Professor Virginia Tech
Joined OEC on 04/07/2016
Biography
Yanna Lambrinidou is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Science and Technology in Society at Virginia Tech. She is the founder of the non-profit organization Parents for Nontoxic Alternatives. Her research on the 2001-2004 Washington, DC lead-in-water crisis and its aftermath helped expose wrongdoing on the part of engineers and scientists in local and federal government agencies. Dr. Lambrinidou co-founded Virginia Tech's graduate class "Engineering Ethics and the Public." Her "Learning to Listen" module - which employs an ethnographic approach to ethics instruction - was recognized by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) as exemplary in infusing ethics into engineering education. In 2014-2015, Dr. Lambrinidou served on the EPA National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) workgroup, and was the group's sole dissenting member. In 2016, Dr. Lambrinidou testified at the US House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee hearing on "The Flint Water Crisis: Lessons for Protecting America’s Children." She serves on the Policy and Infrastructure subcommittees of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's Flint Water Interagency Coordinating Committee (FWICC), which aims to develop long-term solutions to Flint's drinking water crisis.
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