Eric R.R. Weaver
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Eric Rafael Rivera Weaver, a Civil Engineering Doctoral Candidate, is a non-traditional lifelong student. This profile is an act of self-discovery as he returned to USF every 10 years after arriving in 1983. His first "academic" work was submitting an essay to the Walt Disney Dreamers and Doers competition as republished in 1985. Creating sustainable systems has been his passion. He has spontaneously synergized to each opportunity encountered. This has created a dynamic learning environment inspiring both graduate and undergraduate students. The scholarly development has most recently evolved from personal experiences with his own children who are both now teaching locally. Somehow he inspired Honors works from their very beginning and sought to share the successful child rearing methods. Now he transferred these methods to inspire current students especially in engineering, urban agriculture, public health, and entrepreneurship, at The Patel College of Global Sustainability.A retired consulting engineer, Florida's SWMM Expert, Mr. Weaver will complete his doctorate to continue teaching Flipped Service-Learning courses in Tampa Bay. Currently, Mr. Weaver is supporting the Assistant Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives to establish the new USF Office of Sustainability. This last term as a graduate student also includes supervising two Honors Thesis students, acting as teaching assistant for two online sections, and one classroom for the MA in Global Sustainability, where he will provide four separate lectures including his own "Social Entrepreneurial" Team Building Exercises developed previously for the College of Public health: https://youtu.be/h_BAf1yCRcA
Please browse through the links to explore Eric's work and experience in Global Sustainability. See Eric's Courses under development listed at the bottom of the last page: resources link.
Doing Research that Matters:See 1st Published Article: Sustainable development for people or profit?
See 2nd Published Article: Parameters sensitivities for sustainable urban infrastructure
Rainwater Capture Greenhouse (poster-1 PDF download)
Sustainable Food Conference (poster-3 PDF download)