RISE 2019 Conference

Transforming University Engagement In Pre- and Post-Disaster Environments: Lessons from Puerto Rico

Marcel Castro-Sitiriche

Co-Director, CoHemis Associate Professor

Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez


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Marcel J. Castro-Sitiriche is an associate professor of Electrical Engineering and co-director of the Center for Hemispherical Cooperation in Research and Education in Engineering and Applied Science (CoHemis) at the University of Puerto Rico in the Mayagüez Campus, Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez (UPRM-RUM). His research efforts include academic, educational and service activities. Some of the areas of interest include appropriate technology, renewable energy systems, rural electrification, engineering education, power electronics, and responsible wellbeing. Marcel is the principal investigator of a National Science Foundation funded project that combines most of his research interests based in the concept of responsible wellbeing. The project title is "Cultivating Responsible Wellbeing in STEM: Social Engagement through Personal Ethics" and it is expected to end in 2019.