Anthropology

Anthropologists work alongside engineers, marine scientists, and other disciplines to develop culturally-sensitive and geographically relevant solutions. Some project examples include ethnographic research to understand perceptions and behavior involving cultural and natural resource conservation, drinking water, sanitation, and energy in Belize and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Anthropologists and engineers are also working together to understand nutrient management and health in Costa Rican farms. In the Tampa Bay area, anthropologists and engineers collaborate to provide irrigation solutions to Burmese refugee for their garden. These are but a few examples of how anthropologists enhance water, nutrient, and energy management.