STEM Workshop

Workshop Agenda

Science, Strategies and Solutions: Addressing Climate Change in Tampa Bay

November 1, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
USF CAMLS, 124 S. Franklin St., Tampa

Event Program

8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction: Peter Stiling, Ph.D., and UC3 Coalition
8:45 a.m. Resiliency Coalition: Commissioner Mariella Smith, Hillsborough County
9:00 a.m.

Opening Keynote Speaker:
Ben Kirtman, Ph. D., Director, Climate and Environmental Hazards program, University of Miami

9:30 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m.

Extreme Events Panel
Moderator:
Gary Mitchum, Ph.D., Associate Dean, College of Marine Sciences, USF

Panelists:
Lisa Foster, Floodplain Administrator, Pinellas County

Bob Minning, Former Mayor of Treasure Island

Jayantha Obeysekera, Ph.D., P.E., F.EWRI, Director, Sea Levels Solution Center, FIU

11:00 a.m.

Transportation Panel
Moderator:
Sean Sullivan, Executive Director, Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Coalition

Panelists:
Beth Alden, AICP, Metropolitan Planning Organization Executive Director

Alex Kolpakov, Center for Urban Transport Research, USF

Randy Deshazo, Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council

12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m.

The Built Environment Panel
Moderator:
Taryn Sabia, Professor, School of Architecture and Community Design, USF

Panelists:
Chris Ahern, Applied Technology and Management, Inc.

Brian Cook, School of Architecture and Community Design, USF

Commissioner Mariella Smith, Hillsborough County

2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m.

Public Health and Social Justice Panel
Moderator:
Anthony Masys, Ph.D., Director of Global Disaster Management, USF

Panelists:
Marissa Levine, M.D., Professor, Public Health and Family Medicine, USF; Former State of Virginia Health Commissioner

Marie Bourgeois, Ph.D., President, Southeastern Chapter of Society to Toxicology

Rebecca Zarger, Ph.D., Cultural Anthropologist, USF

4:00 p.m. Closing Keynote Speaker:
State Representative Ben Diamond
4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks:
Gary Mitchum, Ph.D.