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. 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. Rashaunda M. Henderson
Assistant ProfessorThe University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX
Rashaunda M. Henderson was born in Shreveport, LA. She received the BSEE degree from Tuskegee University, Tuskegee AL, in 1992, and the MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, in 1994 and 1999, respectively. From 1999 to 2007 she worked as a device engineer in semiconductor research and development at Motorola and Freescale Semiconductor. In Fall 2007, she joined the faculty at The University of Texas at Dallas as an Assistant Professor. Her research interests include microwave circuit design and developing novel processing techniques to integrate and package millimeter-wave silicon-based integrated circuits.
Dr. Sujata Kumari Bhatia
Assistant Dean, Assistant Director of Undergraduate StudiesHarvard University
Sujata K. Bhatia, MD, PhD, PE is a physician, bioengineer, and professionally licensed chemical engineer who serves on the biomedical engineering faculty at Harvard University. She is Assistant Director for Undergraduate Studies in Biomedical Engineering at Harvard; she is the academic advisor for all Harvard undergraduate students in bioengineering and biomedical engineering. She is also Assistant Dean of the Harvard Summer School. In addition, she is an Associate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government for the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project. She is a faculty member in the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education program on Innovation for Economic Development.
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. Noah Malmstadt
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Southern California
Noah Malmstadt received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Caltech and a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Washington. Following postdoctoral work at UCLA, he joined the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at USC in 2007. His research focuses on synthetic cell membrane systems and multiphase microfluidic strategies for nanofabrication. He is the recipient of an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator award. His work in engineering education focuses on integrating team-based design projects into the core chemical engineering curriculum.
Lecturer Walker Mcmillan White
Walker White is a lecturer in the Cornell computer science department, and the Director of the Game Design Initiative at Cornell (GDIAC). He has led GDIAC, one of the earliest university computer game programs formed in the United States, since 2007. He has spoken at several conferences, including the Game Developers Conference (GDC) and Foundation of Digital Games (FDG), on how to develop a university-level computer game program. He has also won teaching awards at Cornell for his interdisciplinary game design courses, which bring together students in the College of Engineering and the College of Art, Architecture, and Planning.
Dr Krishnaswamy RAVINDRA
Associate Dean and ProfessorParks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, Saint Louis University
Dr. K. Ravindra is the Associate Dean at Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology at Saint Louis University since July 2012. His teaching experience is diverse which includes a number of courses in aerospace and mechanical engineering stems. He is a fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, an associate fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of American Society of Engineering Education. He has served in various capacities in the Aerospace Division of ASEE and the Saint Louis section of ASME. He is a registered professional engineer in New York.
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 Ramteen Sioshansi
Assistant ProfessorThe Ohio State University
Ramteen Sioshansi is an assistant professor in the Integrated Systems Engineering Department and an associate fellow in the Center for Automotive Research at The Ohio State University. His research focuses on examining the economic and technical impacts of integrating advanced energy technologies, including renewables, energy storage, and electric vehicles, into electric power systems. He is also interested in electricity market design and policy. He has over 35 peer-reviewed publications. He teaches undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in optimization and decision analysis. He also teaches courses on electricity market design and market engineering.
Prof. Christopher John Bettinger
Assistant ProfessorCarnegie Mellon
Dr Christopher Bettinger is currently an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in the Departments of Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering. He directs the laboratory for Biomaterials-based Microsystems and Electronics, which is broadly interested in the design of novel materials and interfaces that promote the integration of medical devices with the human body. Dr Bettinger has received many honors including the National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research and the MIT Tech Review TR35 Top Young Innovator. Dr Bettinger received an S.B. in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Materials Science from MIT as a Draper Fellow.
Prof. Ismail Fidan
ProfessorTennessee Tech University
Dr. Fidan is a Tenured Full Professor at Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN and Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology for the last 13 years. He has teaching and research interests in additive manufacturing, computer-aided design, electronics packaging, knowledge-based systems, electromechanical systems, and distance education. Dr. Fidan holds more than a dozen university, state and national awards. He constantly publishes and reviews in many technical journals and conferences. He also actively participates in NSF panels and ABET accreditation services. In the last 10 years, he was able to receive over $1M external R&D grants.
Dr. Rebecca Lyn Carrier
Associate ProfessorNortheastern University
Rebecca Carrier earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from RPI in 1995, and a Doctoral Degree in Chemical Engineering from MIT in 2000, where she worked as a pioneer in cardiac muscle tissue engineering. After completing her graduate studies, Dr. Carrier worked at Pfizer, Inc., as a Senior Research Scientist in oral controlled release drug delivery. She joined Northeastern University’s Chemical Engineering Department in 2003, and has built a research program focused on relating material properties to biological response in drug delivery and regenerative medicine. Her educational efforts are focused on integrating experiential learning into engineering curriculum.
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