– Dr. Lee Harris, Florida Tech associate professor of ocean engineering, has been invited to join
a special task committee of the Coasts, Oceans, Ports and River Institute (COPRI). The committee’s task is to determine the requirements of a coastal
engineering certification for civil, coastal and ocean engineers. He is one of only two people chosen from academia in the United States to become a member
of this committee.
The COPRI is a division of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Created in 2000, the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI) is a
semi-autonomous institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the country’s oldest national engineering society. COPRI’s services are
designed to complement ASCE’s traditional civil engineering base, and to attract new categories of members (non-civil engineer allied professionals) who
seek to enhance their professional and technical development.