Class 2017
Hometown Fairfax, Virginia
Degrees
B.S. George Mason University (2010) M.S. (2012)

J. Scott Remer, in the Department of Systems and Information Engineering, works at the intersection of technological, ethical, and human development issues with a primary interest in human empowerment through using appropriate infrastructure technology in rural developing communities. He will defend his dissertation, entitled ‘Engineering, Education, Ethics, and Infrastructure: a Theoretical Study of Empowering Vulnerable Populations in the Developing World,’ in the summer of 2016 before moving into the field of renewable energy development.

During his time at UVA, Scott has received Special Congressional Recognition for his role in the the US Navy Pacific Partnership 2013 mission to several Pacific Island nations, during which he served as an infrastructure adviser; circumnavigated the globe in an effort to gain an understanding of humanity in both developed and developing contexts; presented his research at The Inaugural Asian Symposium on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Hiroshima, Japan; volunteered with the Cambodian Children’s Fund in Phnom Penh, hosting a number of introduction to engineering workshops and English classes; published in the journal Science and Engineering Ethics on the ethics of bribery in aid work; founded a (small) men’s fashion company; received the SEAS Teaching Fellowship for co-instructing a course on Engineering Ethics with his adviser, Garrick Louis; received a Raven Society scholarship from UVA’s top honor society; and spent an inordinate amount of time in Charlottesville’s coffee shops.

Scott will be working at a renewable energy startup in Charlottesville after graduation with the aim of moving into the non-profit or academic field in later years.

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