The Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium brings together some of the nation’s most engaged and innovative engineering educators in order to recognize, reward, and promote effective, substantive, and inspirational engineering education.
Dr. Nadia Kellam
Associate ProfessorArizona State University
Nadia Kellam, Associate Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia, is co-director of the interdisciplinary engineering education research CLUSTER. In her research, she is interested in understanding how engineering students develop their professional identity, the role of emotion in student learning, and synergistic learning. She designed the environmental engineering synthesis and design studios and is now developing the design spine for the new mechanical engineering program. She is engaged in mentoring early career faculty and a recent research project uncovers the narratives of exemplar engineering faculty that have successfully transitioned to ...
DR. Walter Pfaendtner
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Washington College of Engineering
Jim Pfaendtner holds a B.S. and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering. He joined the faculty of University of Washington in 2009 as an assistant professor. Prior to joining the UW he received an NSF IRFP award to work in Switzerland for two years. Jim is a Kavli Fellow of the US National Academy of Science, and recipients of an NSF CAREER award, an ACS OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty in Computation Award, and a University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award. Jim’s research group focuses on development and application of computational tools for multiscale modeling and simulation of soft matter systems.
Professor Franz Hover
Franz Hover joined MIT MechE after consulting for industry and working on the research staff in MIT Ocean Engineering. His research spans ocean systems and control, with contributions in fluid mechanics, autonomous underwater robots, and optimization. His current research focus is communication-constrained dynamic control of underwater robot teams. Prof. Hover strongly supports project-based learning; he has mentored over 160 undergraduate research projects, and is a long-time advisor to the MIT marine robotics teams.
Dr. Rolfe Josef Sassenfeld
Assistant ProfessorNew Mexico State University
Dr. Rolfe Sassenfeld, son of German Rocket Scientist Helmut Sassenfeld, earned his Doctoral degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas, El Paso. He has worked in higher education for 25 years as a Director of Instructional Technology, Computer Science Lecturer, and Research Assistant Professor. He is presently an Assistant Professor of Electronics and Computer Engineering in the Engineering Technology department of New Mexico State University’s College of Engineering. His current focus is developing a “Freshman Engineering Experience” with his colleagues to improve retention of at-risk students and to better prepare freshmen engineers for success in the upper division.
Prof. Mark Sherriff
Associate ProfessorUniversity of Virginia
Mark Sherriff is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UVa. His teaching focus is in introductory computer science, computer game design, software engineering, database management, and web and mobile systems. His research interests are in CS education at all levels, computer game design, and agile software development. In 2010, he received the highest teaching award in the School of Engineering at UVa, the Hartfield-Jefferson Scholars Teaching Prize. Since then, he has received four other teaching awards from UVa student groups. He received his PhD in 2007 from NC State University.
Dr. Ali Mehrizi-Sani
Assistant ProfessorWashington State University
Dr. Ali Mehrizi-Sani received academic degrees from Sharif University of Technology and the University of Toronto. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Washington State University. His areas of interest include power system applications of power electronics and integration of renewable energy resources.
Dr. Mehrizi-Sani is an editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery. He is the chair of IEEE Task Force on Dynamic System Equivalents. He is a recipient of the NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2011. He was a Connaught Scholar at the University of Toronto. He received the Dennis Woodford prize for his M.Sc. thesis.
Professor Carl Lund
ProfessorUniversity at Buffalo - SUNY
Carl Lund is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering at SUNY-Buffalo. His B. S. is from Purdue and his Ph. D. is from the University of Wisconsin. He worked in the Exxon Corporate Research Science Labs prior to his present position. He is a past Department Chairperson and Associate Dean for Research. His teaching awards include Tau Beta Pi Engineering Teacher of the Year, Lilly Teaching Fellow, SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, AIChE Student Chapter Chemical Engineering Professor of the Year, and University at Buffalo Notable Contributions to Teaching and Learning Award.
Professor Michael Dickey
Associate ProfessorNorth Carolina State University
Michael joined the NC State University faculty in 2008 in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Michael’s research interests include the study of soft materials, thin films and interfaces, and unconventional nanofabrication techniques. His group has worked on a variety of projects including stretchable electronics, patterning gels, and self-folding sheets. He has primarily taught the introductory CHE class (Mass and Energy Balances), but has also taught a special topics elective and thermodynamics. Michael also has several years of industrial work experience with Kimberly Clark (non-wovens) and Merck (pharmaceuticals).
Dr. Dawn M. Reinhold
Assistant ProfessorMichigan State University
Dr. Dawn Reinhold is an assistant professor in Bioystems and Agricultural Engineering at Michigan State University. Her expertise is ecological engineering, with an emphasis on plant-based ecosystems to improve water quality. She currently teaches juniors about biological materials, seniors about pollution solutions, and study abroad students about ecological engineering in Costa Rica. She earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007 and her B.S. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from Kansas State University in 2002. She received a MSU Lilly Teaching Fellowship in 2012. Her hobbies include hiking, soccer, and photography. ...
Dr. Jacquelyn Kay Nagel
Assistant ProfessorJames Madison University
Dr. Jacquelyn K. Nagel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering at James Madison University. Dr. Nagel has seven years of diversified experience, both in academia and industry, including: biomimicry, electrical and control system design, manufacturing system design, rapid manufacturing, industrial robotics, and factory automation and control. She earned her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering studying engineering design theory from Oregon State University, and her M.S. and B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering and Electrical Engineering, respectively, from the Missouri University of Science & Technology. Dr. Nagel’s research interest lies at the intersection of ...
Dr. Kerry Meyers
Director, First-Year Engineering Program and Assistant Professor Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringYoungstown State University
Dr. Kerry Meyers is in her second year as the Director of the STEM College’s First-Year Engineering Program at Youngstown State University. Her career is focused on the development of common, project based First-Year Engineering experiences, beginning at the University of Notre Dame where she was also the Director of the First-Year Engineering Program from 2005-2012. Further, her research interests relate to Engineering Educational issues in the early stages of student development and progress. Her core engineering educational background is Mechanical Engineering and doctoral work is in Engineering Education, both from Purdue University.
Dr. Timothy Bigelow
Harpole-Pentair Assistant ProfessorIowa State University
Timothy A. Bigelow is a Harpole-Pentair Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a joint appointment in Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University. Dr. Bigelow graduated from the University of Illinois-Urbana in May 2004 with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. After completing his education, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for a year. Dr. Bigelow was then an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering at the University of North Dakota for three years prior to coming to Iowa State University in August 2008.
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