Professor Andres Tremante is the Director of the Center for Diversity and Student Success in the College of Engineering and Computing (CD-SSEC). In this position, Dr. Tremante is responsible for all aspects of the College’s K-12 programs and pre-college STEM outreach activities, working closely with the college advisors and associate deans to improve student success, graduation & retention rates and in advancing the mission of the college. He also supports the Industry-University Cooperative Programs and the ERC’s Workforce Development and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion thrust areas for PATHS-UP and CELL-MET. He has been the deputy director of the CELL-MET and PATHS-UP Culture of Inclusion & Diversity Thrust Areas. Dr. Tremante also serves as the Principal Investigator on the NSF Florida Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (FGLSAMP), the National Action Council for Minority Engineers (NACME), the Children’s Trust funded FIU ENLACE project, and the Florida Action for Minorities in Engineering (FLAME).
Professor Tremante received his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from “Universidad Simon Bolivar” and his Doctoral degree from “Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers” in Energy Conversion and Transportation. He joined FIU in 2008 after 25 years of experience in Europe and Latin America, mostly in academia and the oil industry, and he is also a Teaching Professor in the Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) Department. He brings forward a long record of teaching, scholarly research, academic service, and strong credentials for leadership as the director of CD-SSEC.