Ticketed event: $35.00
For the fifth year in a row, the Community Engagement Division is coordinating a local community engagement event prior to the ASEE Annual Conference. This year, in Tampa, participants will contribute to the ongoing collaborations between University of South Florida engineering faculty and the Florida Aquarium in Tampa. This event will be an outreach activity, bringing students from local communities in for the day to explore many of the exciting links between engineering and the aquarium. In addition to engagement with local students, participants will have some time to explore and share how faculty at the University of South Florida and others are connecting with their local communities through curricular and co-curricular community engagements. This event will provide an opportunity for novices to community engagement to interact with and learn from experts with decades of experience exploring the complexities of developing effective and transformative academic-community collaborations. This event will take place on the Saturday afternoon before the conference and will cost $25 to participate.
Nathan is a scholar engaged in studying community engagement, social responsibility, and ethics. He is currently a structural engineering, and was formerly an instructor at Seattle University.
Maya is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida. Her interests are interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, applied and seek to forge non-traditional university partnerships with local and international entities, especially those in the Caribbean. She received the 2014 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Engineering and Science Education from the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), partly for her ability to integrate research with K-12 and university education.