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, the new Series in Strategic Research Initiatives, and my work in facilitating collaborations among faculty members through Collaborative Research Exchange Forums (CREFs). CREFs 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
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
Click here for Ecuador Project description.
Click here for project highlight shown in Spanish-language newspaper.
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.
- Cuba’s Industrial Future. For speaker biographies, please click here
- Alternative Energy for Cuba
- Infrastructure Assessment for a Transition in Cuba
- Honoring the Legacy of the Cuban Engineer
Student Design Competitions Focusing on Cuba’s Infrastructure:
- 2017 Cuba Infrastructure Student Competition.
- 2016 Cuba Infrastructure Student Competition
- 2015 Cuba Infrastructure Student Competition
- 2014 Cuba Infrastructure Challenge. Student winners were the “Water Boys” from U.Miami College of Engineering.
- 2013 Cuba Infrastructure Challenge
- 2012 Cuba Infrastructure Challenge
- See Facebook page for these Competitions to get the latest information.
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.