Ashok Pandit, professor and department head of civil engineering and construction management, was recently elected Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineering and the Environmental and Water Resources Institute for his nearly 25 years of service to the organizations, the advancement of water resources and long record of mentoring students.
Pandit recently authored a book, Water Engineering with the Spreadsheet: A Workbook for Water Resources Calculations Using Excel, published by ASCE Press. As a ground water and surface water modeler, he has developed finite-element ground water models and non-point source models that have been used in research and consulting projects.
Pandit also recently received a $612,000, 5-year National Science Foundation STEM grant to enhance the STEM workforce and specifically to boost the number of college students studying in civil, chemical and ocean engineering departments at Florida Tech. The project is ongoing.