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.
Professor Nathan S Mosier
Associate ProfessorPurdue University
Nathan Mosier is an Associate Professor in Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University. Dr. Mosier has 15 years of research experience in biofuels and bioprocessing technology. He is the author or co-author of 46 journal publications, 7 book chapters, co-author of a textbook, and the inventor of 4 awarded US and international patents. His research addresses fundamental topics in bioprocessing, including enzyme-mimicking catalysts for transforming renewable resources to fuels and chemicals, cellulose pretreatment for biofuel and biochemical production, fermentation process modeling, and bioprocess simulation. His teaching focuses on the application of biotechnology and ...
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. Pramod Abichandani
Director, Second Year Engineering Curriculum Drexel University
Pramod Abichandani is the Director of the Second Year Engineering Curriculum, and an Assistant Teaching Professor at Drexel University's College of Engineering. He works on bringing innovation inside and outside of the classroom by introducing novel course content, pedagogical methodologies, and evaluation techniques. He is leading research efforts that explore credentialing in engineering education, the scalability of engineering education innovations and technology, and engineering-specific learning theories for data analytics education. He has won several awards for his teaching, including the Continuing Excellence in Teaching (2010) award at Drexel University.
Prof. Kathryn Johnson
Associate ProfessorColorado School of Mines
Kathryn Johnson is an Associate Professor at the Colorado School of Mines in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and is Jointly Appointed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s National Wind Technology Center. In the fall 2011, she was a visiting researcher at Aalborg University in Denmark, where she collaborated on wind turbine control research and experienced Aalborg’s Problem-Based Learning method. She has researched wind turbine control systems since 2002, with numerous projects related to reducing turbine loads and increasing energy capture. She has applied experiential learning techniques in several wind energy and control systems classes.
Dr. Jenna L Gorlewicz
Assistant ProfessorSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville
Jenna L. Gorlewicz received the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (Edwardsville, IL) in 2008, and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) in 2013. At Vanderbilt, she was a National Science Foundation Fellow and a Vanderbilt Educational Research Fellow. In 2013, Jenna returned to her alma mater and joined the faculty of SIUE as an Assistant Professor in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, where she currently directs the Intelligent Mechatronic, Haptic, and Robotic Systems (IMeHRS) Lab. Her research interests include educational robots and devices, human-machine interfaces, haptics, and ...
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.
Dr. Aaron M Hoover
Assistant ProfessorFranklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Dr. Hoover has been an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Olin College since 2011. Before Olin, he was a post-doctoral researcher in the Biomimetic Millisystems Laboratory at University of California, Berkeley. His research interests lie in bio-inspired robotic locomotion, underactuated robotic design and control, and milli-scale manufacturing. In 2009, Dr. Hoover's research was featured on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's science show, "Catalyst." Dr. Hoover holds a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley and a B.S. from Stanford University both in mechanical engineering. He is a strong proponent of experiential, hands-on learning and enjoys the challenge of continually improving ...
Prof. Mark M. Budnik
Paul and Cleo Brandt Professor of Engineering, Department Chair, Electrical and Computer EngineeringValparaiso University
Mark M. Budnik is the Paul and Cleo Brandt Professor of Engineering and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Chair at Valparaiso University. Prior to returning to academia, Mark had sixteen years of experience in the semiconductor industry where he held engineering, staff engineering, management, and director-level positions. He has served as the Technical Program Chair and General Chair for IEEE conferences. Mark is the author of more than 100 papers, book chapters, and technical notes and the recipient of four best paper/presentation awards.
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. Norman Love Jr.
Assistant ProfessorThe University of Texas at El Paso
Norman Love is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP). Dr. Love is an El Paso native and UTEP alumnus, having earned a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UTEP. He went on to also complete his Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma in the same field in 2009.
In the past Dr. Love was selected for the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship which enhanced his pedagogical approaches for teaching engineering. Prior to his appointment he was a Research Assistant Professor at UTEP.
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. Kaveh Madani
Alex Alexander Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Central Florida
Kaveh Madani is an Alex Alexander assistant professor of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering at the University of Central Florida (UCF). His core research interests and experiences include integrated water, environmental, and energy resources engineering and management. Madani’s work includes application of systems engineering, conflict resolution, system dynamics, economics, optimization as well as simulation and modeling methods to water, environmental, and energy resource problems at different scales to derive policy and management insights. Madani has been recently selected as one of the ten “New Faces of Civil Engineering in 2012” by the American ...
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