Starting in January 2014, Dr. Daniel Oerther, the John A. and Susan Mathes Chair of Environmental Engineering at S&T, will begin a four-year appointment to the seven-member board of the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing Building Corporation.
STTI is composed of three primary organizations including: the honor society, the foundation and the building corporation. Organized as a 501(c) (2) in 1993, the building corporation manages global real estate assets for the organization including the 40,000-square-foot international headquarters located at Indiana University.
Oerther is one of three appointees of Hester Klopper, the president of STTI. His appointrment is based in part on his experience in sustainable buildings. For the past three years, Oerther and his family have resided in the S&T Solar Village. Recently, he also served as the lead engineer in the construction of an award-winning hospital and an elementary school in rural Tanzania. Previously, Oerther served on the board for the Green Learning Station in Cincinnati, which includes the retrofit of a former gas station to include a green roof demonstration, pervious pavers and rainwater swales all to reduce gray infrastructure as part of the stormwater run-off abatement plan for metro Cincinnati.