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
Gary Mitchum, Ph.D., Associate Dean, College of Marine Sciences, USF

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
Sean Sullivan, Executive Director, Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Coalition

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
Taryn Sabia, Professor, School of Architecture and Community Design, USF

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
Anthony Masys, Ph.D., Director of Global Disaster Management, USF

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.