New Student Convocation

Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker for this year's New Student Convocation will be the 2014 Distinguished Teacher of the Year, Dr. Daniel Meeroff from the College of Engineering and Computer Science. The Distinguished Teacher of the Year (DToY) is Florida Atlantic University’s highest recognition of teaching University-wide. The DToY is nominated and selected by students and is presented on the basis of scholarship, research and publications, classroom teaching, experience, academic counseling, concern and involvement in students' activities, and University and community services.

daniel_meeroffDr. Daniel Meeroff, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and LAB.EES Director

Dr. Meeroff is the supervisor of the Lab.EES, and has a strong background in analytical instrumentation, water quality, environmental microbiology, and synthetic organic chemistry.  Since joining FAU, Dr. Meeroff has conducted research in water/wastewater technology development, environmental field monitoring, aquatic toxicity, water conservation, and environmental process modeling.

Over the past several years, Dr. Meeroff has worked closely with local area consulting firms to assist in design of experiments and data evaluation for small scale applications testing and providing scientific expertise to deal with environmental and public health issues. Lab.EES has the built-in flexibility that is uniquely suited to this type of work, such as the capability to construct custom-designed experimental apparatus to meet the specific needs of the project.

Dr. Meeroff's research interests include developing innovative treatment technologies that mimic natural systems, specifically by applying physical/chemical and microbiological processes in novel approaches. His specialties involve the application of advanced principles of chemistry and microbiology for the solution and prevention of environmental problems.

Dr. Meeroff is an NCAA national champion soccer player (Florida Tech '91) and coaches soccer for inner city youths in his spare time. He is currently a player/coach and the director for player development for Lauderdale Soccer Club. He also teaches the USASA National Amateur Soccer Coaching license course.

Additional speakers at the New Student Convocation include:
Dr. John Kelly, University President
Dr. Gary Perry, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Edward E. Pratt, Dean of Undergraduate Studies
FAU Sophomores Fakaira Gabriel and Ryan Kerce


For additional information or details please contact the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies at 561-297-2126.

 Last Modified 11/8/16