Service

My service includes service to the University and to my Profession through Community Activities. Through the University, my largest service commitments are associated with my role as Associate Dean for Research, which focuses on managing the research process within the College of Engineering. The most outwardly visible of my activities as Associate Dean include my work in coordinating the College’s Distinguished Speaker Series and my work in facilitating collaborations among faculty members through Collaborative Research Exchange Forums which include a preliminary workshop followed by a pilot project competition. In addition at the University I advise two student organizations, the Association of Cuban-American Engineers, and Engineers Without Borders (EWB). Professionally I am very involved with the Association of Cuban American Engineers (ACAE), currently on the Board of Directors and serving as the President from 2012 to 2014. I also serve on the Board of Directors for the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) and served as Secretary from 2014 to 2016 and currently since 2016 as President.  Some details are provided below.

Engineers Without Borders UM Student Chapter

One of several awards received by the UM Chapter of Engineers Without Borders. From left to right: Joey Ray (Ecuador Technical Team Lead), Daniel Quevedo (Student President, 2013-2014), Natasha Koermer (Student President, 2014-2015), Paige Muncy (Student President, 2015-2016)

Click here for most recent Ecuador Project description.

Student Facebook Page to see all of the amazing work this group of students have accomplished.

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Engineers Without Borders UM Student Chapter, Spring 2014

Spring 2014. Left to right, Seated: Helena Solo-Gabriele, Laurent Etienne; Back Row: Jeff McMahan, Ricardo Palacios, Daniel Quevedo, Miguel Amezcua, Manny Mancholi, Ricardo Velarde, Joey Ray.

Spring 2014. Left to right, Seated: Helena Solo-Gabriele, Laurent Etienne; Back Row: Jeff McMahan, Ricardo Palacios, Daniel Quevedo, Miguel Amezcua, Manny Mancholi, Ricardo Velarde, Joey Ray.

Click here for Ecuador Project description.

Click here for project highlight shown in Spanish-language newspaper.

Student Facebook Page

Spanish version

 

Association of Cuban Engineers, Community Activities

Research on Cuba Infrastructure Issues:

  • Water Quality Perceptions by Recent Travelers to Cuba.  New project supported by the University of Miami Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and by the School of Communications.  Collaborators are Joseph Treaster of the School of Communication and Enrique Pumar of Catholic University.

Sponsored Workshops:

Student Design Competitions Focusing on Cuba’s Infrastructure:

Major Networking Activities:

  • Yearly Gala Event. Click here for welcome video for 2014 gala. The 2017 gala is scheduled for March 2017
  • The Association also hosts numerous breakfast seminars.