Eileen R Pesantes-Tavares

Instructor

Civil Engineering • College of Computing, Engineering & Construction

Areas of Expertise

Education

Ph.D. Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management) University of Florida, fall 2011.
Dissertation title: Construction Worker Health: A web-based approach to selecting alternatives to hazardous procedures.
M.S. Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management) Stanford University 1998.
M.S. Engineering (Structural Engineering Mechanics and Materials) University of California at Berkeley 1995.
B.S. Civil Engineering University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, 1994, graduated Magna Cum Laude.
 

Biography

Awards

HONORS AND AWARDS
University of Florida, Civil and Coastal Engineering Department Alumni Award, 2008-present
University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez Studies Assistantship Award, 2008-2010
University of Puerto Rico Presidential Studies Assistantship Award, 2008-2011
University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Graduated MagnaCumLaude, 1994
University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Civil Engineering Honor Roll, 1990-1994
Dean’s List, 1990-1994
TRAVEL GRANTS
University of Florida Office of Graduate Minority Programs travel grant to attend and present paper submitted by PhD advisor, Dr. Ralph Ellis, at the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, AACE, International 54th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, June 28-30, 2010
University of Florida Office of Research travel grant to attend and present paper submitted by PhD advisor, Dr. Ralph Ellis, at the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, AACE, International 54th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, June 28-30, 2010
National Science Foundation travel grant to attend and participate in the 2nd Women International Research Engineering Summit, WIRES, Orlando, Florida, March 30-April 1, 2011
National Science Foundation travel grant to attend and participate in the ADVANCE Summer 2011 Summit for Underrepresented Minority (URM) Women Engineering Faculty, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, June 15-17, 2011.

University of Florida Office of Graduate Minority Programs travel grant to present submitted paper at the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, AACE, International 55th Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, June 19-22, 2011
University of Florida Office of Research travel grant to present submitted paper at the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, AACE, International 55th Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, June 19-22, 2011
 

Publications & Presentations

PUBLICATIONS
Chowdhury, M., Hall, R., Pesantes, E. Flow-Induced Vibration Experiments for a 1:25-Scale-Model Flat Wicket Gate. US Army Corp of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station, Structures Laboratory, Vicksburg, MS, 1997.

CONFERENCE PAPERS
Pesantes, E., Agdas, S.,Agdas, D., Ellis, R. Analysis of Producer Price Index (PPI) as a Price Adjustment Index. Proceedings of the 2011 the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, AACE, International 55th Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, June 19-22, 2011.
Guevara, J., Pagan-Trinidad, I., Valdes, D., Pesantes, E., Pando, M. Partnership between The University and the Municipality for the Development of the Required Facilities for the Celebration of the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games.Proceedings of the 4th Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions, 2006, Mayagüez, PR.
Guevara, J., Pagan-Trinidad, I., Maldonado, F, Valdés, D., Pesantes, E. Incorporation of a Sustainable Design in the Integrated Engineering Project Design Model: the Capstone Course at UPR. Proceedings of the 3rd Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions, 2005, Cartagena, Colombia.
Guevara, J., Pagan-Trinidad, I., Valdes, D., Pesantes, E., Pando, M. An Integrated Engineering Project Design Model: The Capstone Course at UPRM. Proceedings of the 2nd Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions, 2005, Miami, FL.

CONFERENCE POSTERS
Second Women International Research Engineering Summit, WIRES, March 30-April 1, 2011, Orlando, FL.
100th year Celebration of the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering at the University of Florida, October 2009, Gainesville, FL.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
ADVANCE summer 2011 Summit for Underrepresented Minority (URM) Women Engineering Faculty, North Carolina State University, June 15-17, 2011, Raleigh, N.C.
Fifteenth CPWR/NIOSH Engineering and Work Practice Control Group, March 3-4, 2011, Orlando FL.
The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, AACE, International 54th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, June 19-22, 2010.
Florida Transportation Builder’s Association Conference 2010, February, 2010, Orlando, FL.
 

Pesantes-TavaresContact Information

Building 0004, Room 1210

(904) 620-5070

eileen.pesantes-tavares@unf.edu