163 Women In Agronomy, Crops, Soils, and Environmental Sciences Luncheon - a Special Program Of The WACSES Committee (ACS526)

Oral Session
Special Sessions
Speaker Announced: Dr. Samira Daroub is a Professor in the Department of Soil and Water Science and the Everglades Research and Education Center at the University of Florida. She graduated with a PhD in Soil Chemistry from Michigan State University and a M.Sc. in Soil Science from the American University of Beirut. She teaches soil, water and environmental science classes via distance education and the web. She is a leader in the development of new and innovative approaches to education and course delivery. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Florida presented her with the “Graduate Teacher of the Year Award” in 2007. She won the NACTA (North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture) Teacher Fellow award in 2012. Dr. Daroub is involved in international educational projects in the Middle East and India focusing on the development of innovative E-technologies for distance education and outreach in efficient water management. She has mentored graduate and undergraduate students, visiting international interns, and Borlaug fellows. Her research focus includes water quality issues and sustainability of agricultural production. Dr. Daroub has been a leader in the development and implementation of Best Management Practices (BMP) in south Florida for profitable agriculture and good environmental stewardship. She offers BMP workshops and is committed to providing both extension and outreach activities to local area growers. Dr. Daroub has been a member of the SSSA and ASA for over 20 years. She serves as an Associate Editor for SSSAJ and is chair elect for soil chemistry division in 2013. She was included in the list of the top 25 women professors in Florida in 2012.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Marriott Tampa Waterside, Grand Ballroom E

Deborah A. Soukup
Deborah A. Soukup