Shane Rogers, Facilitator
Shane is an associate professor of environmental engineering at Clarkson University, owner of an environmental consulting firm, and indie rock artist with the band Bee Children. His research and development programs are driven by an exigency to improve access to life-bearing resources, achieve environmental sustainability, promote social and environmental justice, and develop healthy, vibrant global communities. He brings to the workshop experience designing and directing a long-running NSF-REU Site (ASSETs to Serve Humanity), an NSF-S-STEM program (ASPIRE: Academic Success Program to Improve Retention and Education for Underrepresented Students in STEM), immersive field-based programs (River University and the Adirondack Semester), academic year and summer camp programs for high-achieving high school students (MythOlympics and Young Scholars), and agricultural extension programs for farm waste to energy technologies. He also brings 12 years of experience directing international research and sustainable development programs including Clarkson’s Peace Corps Master’s International Program and chapters of Engineers Without Borders and Engineers for a Sustainable World, with water development and food security projects in Ethiopia, Uganda, and Ecuador.