Robert Ott PMP is a Rutgers and NJIT educated engineering professional and educator, now engaged in both STEM-related (Science / Technology / Engineering / Mathematics) instruction and SAT/ACT prep. As a career environmental professional he captures student interest through first-hand descriptions of environmental issues such as solar energy and sustainable development. Robert is BOCES-trained in curriculum design, has significant experience in cross-cultural communications, and achieved a recent academic record of 4.0 GPA on the PhD level at Stony Brook University. He now works with BOCES Academy of Applied Technology, and also provides group tutoring in Science, English and Math through MethodTestPrep in Plainview, NY.
I have always believed our professional lives should be under-girded by a definitive higher purpose, and that access to a more meaningful life calling is discovered through education. Early in life I was driven by issues of global degradation - air pollution, toxic groundwater, stripping of pristine forests and scarce environmental resources. These issues are still current and even more pressing today. There came a time when I was called to teach in China as a Guest Professor at South China University of Technology, and I found this level of communication came as easily as breathing to me. So it was natural that teaching would become an integral part of my daily work. I believe my time is now best spent in teaching our young people. I believe too that my most lasting contribution will be through the disciplines that have always been ancillary to my environmental engineering disciplines i.e. informational graphics that inform, entertain, and call to action. I have a love of learning - am driven to learn - and believe this is imparted to those I am privileged to teach, and to those who welcome my handiwork.
American Legion Citizenship Award
MS - Environmental Engineering, NJIT BS - Landscape Architecture, Rutgers University PhD Study - Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook University Concentration in sustainable energy technologies, including solar photovoltaics; GPA 4.0
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