Gary Gilot

Clarkson University, BS Civil and Environmental Engineering; Indiana University South Bend, Master of Business Association

The team is fortunate to have the help and leadership of Gary Gilot. Gary is a respected community member, University of Notre Dame Engineering Department member, President of the Board of Public Works for the City of South Bend, and he earned his BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University in Upstate New York, an MBA from IUSB, and he’s a licensed Professional Engineer in Indiana. Gary has been a tremendous help so far. And most importantly, Gary has been involved with the Bowman Creek initiative since it’s start several years ago.


Jay Brockman 

Ph.D, Carnegie Mellon University; B.S., Brown University

Jay is Associate Dean of Community Engagement and Experiential Learning and Associate Professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering and department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. He received his Sc.B. degree from Brown University and PhD from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Brockman is a developer of Notre Dame’s college-wide first-year engineering program and the author of the textbook, Introduction to Engineering: Modeling and Problem Solving (John Wiley & Sons, 2009), which has been gaining steady adoption at universities worldwide.  He was an organizer of the “Workshop on Reforming the First Year Engineering Experience” held jointly at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Melbourne (Australia) in August 2009 and has developed the web site as a portal to support the community of instructors of introductory engineering courses.

Additional Key Members

These incredible individuals are important to the Bowman Creek project.

Alicia Czarnecki, EIT, Abonmarche Consultants, Inc.
Maria Krug, Grad Student,
Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences University of Notre Dame
Seth Ponder,  Teacher, Riley High School
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Matt Modlin,  Teacher, Riley High School









Danielle Wood,   Center for Social Concerns, University of Notre Dame


Matt Sisk,  GIS/Anthropology Librarian
Liz Maradik,  Planning Associate, City of South Bend
Ben Brubaker, Teacher, Riley High School
Rene Casiano, City of South Bend Director of Applications – Office of Innovation
Santi Garces, Chief Innovation Officer, City of South Bend












Eric Haanstad,  Assistant Professor Anthropology, University of Notre Dame








Additional Key Members

Susan Blum, Anthropology, University of Notre Dame
Terri Hebert, School of Education, IU South Bend
Alisa Zornig Gura, College of Engineering, University of Notre Dame
Alan Hamlet, CEEES, University of Notre Dame





Jane Eleff, Biology, St. Mary’s College


Krista Bailey, Center for a Sustainable Future



George Twaddle, Biotechnology, Ivy Tech Community College