Education for Leadership Roles
- Preparation to be faculty members, education specialists, policymakers
- Understanding of the engineering education ecosystem
- Experience with various teaching and learning environments
Research Focus Areas
- Student-centered learning and design based apprenticeship
- Problem solving and critical thinking
- Diversity and cultures of inclusion
- Role of informal learning environments
- Universal design for STEM students with (learning) disabilities
- Workforce development
- Improved teaching techniques that lead to conceptual understanding
- Approaches to teach basic science in an engineering context
- Models of realistic problem-solving
- Guidance for improving undergraduate research experiences
- Improved conceptual understanding and long-term retention of content
- Students who are prepared for professional practice
- Improved climates for a diverse engineering workforce
Jaime BenitezAdjunct Lecturer Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences
Born and raised in Puerto Rico. Attended the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) where he got a B. S. in Chemical Engineering and an M. S. in Nuclear Engineering. He got a Ph. D. in Chemical and Environmental Engineering from RPI in Troy, NY. Taught courses in Chemical and Environmental Engineering at UPR for about forty years. Retired from UPR and has been Adjunct Lecturer at UFL for the last three years. Has published two textbooks (Prentice-Hall and Wiley).
Primary Research Area
Heat and mass transfer
Other Research Areas
Air Resources, Engineering Education
Numerical Models; Heat and Mass Transfer
B. S. Chemical Engineering, 1970, University of P. R.
M. S. Nuclear Engineering, 1972, University of P. R.
Ph. D. Chem. and Env. Engineering, 1976, RPI
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