Whether helping regional high school science teams or supporting engineering schools at Florida’s universities via donations and staff involvement, JEACES takes pride in its support of a variety of scholastic activities, including our annual support of the Tools for Schools program. To help this school supply drive, our employees make numerous individual donations that combine with the Company’s financial support to provide local schools with much-needed supplies. Annual support of the Florida Engineering Society’s MathCounts, a mathcoaching and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement, is another way we help education.
JEACES supports student engineering teams at several of Florida’s universities. In addition, we regularly provide financial support to the University of Florida Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge engineering teams.
In 2008, we were a Silver sponsor of the ASCE National Student Steel Bridge Competition held at the University of Florida for the first time in over a decade.
We also sponsor the University of Central Florida Research Foundation, benefiting student-led projects in the Civil and Environmental Department. Dr. Steve Duranceau, Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering and Nanoscience and Director of the Environmental Systems Engineering Institute, guides the students in the projects they undertake.
Sponsoring a Professorship
JEACES sponsors the JEACES Professorship in Environmental Engineering at the University of Florida. This professorship goes to Dr. Tim Townsend, who specializes in solid and hazardous waste management and design.