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.
Prof. Harry Powell
Associate ProfessorUniversity of Virginia
Harry Powell received the B.S. in Electrical Engineering the University of Virginia in 1978, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2006, and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2011. Dr. Powell spent over 20 years in industry designing computer controlled automated systems before returning to academia in 2001. He was appointed to the faculty in 2013, and teaches courses in electric and electronic circuit analysis, electromagnetic energy conversion, embedded computing, and the 4th year Major Design Experience.
Prof. Nicholas R Gans
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Texas at Dallas
Dr. Gans is an Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Dallas. His current research includes control of self-optimizing autonomous sensors to maximize information, human-machine interfaces, vision-based control of autonomous ground and air vehicles, and use of hyperspectral, thermal and range cameras. Dr. Gans earned his M.S. in electrical and computer engineering and his Ph.D. in systems and entrepreneurial engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005. He was a postdoc researcher with the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Florida and with the National Research Council and the Air Force Research Laboratory.
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.
Prof William Oates
Associate ProfessorFlorida State University
William S. Oates is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Florida State University. His research interests include solid mechanics of functional materials such as ferroelectric materials, electroactive elastomers, and liquid crystal polymer networks. His research also focuses on the integration of these materials into adaptive structures and systems. He obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2004 from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He spent two years at North Carolina State University at the Center for Research in Scientific Computation conducting research in nonlinear control before arriving at Florida State University in 2006.
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.
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.
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. Steve C. Chiu
Associate Professor of Electrical EngineeringIdaho State University
Steve C. Chiu is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Idaho State University. Steve received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Northwestern University in 2004, an M.S. in Engineering Management from Northwestern University in 1995, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois at Chicago in 1990. Prior to academia, Steve worked in certification and telecommunication industries as project and R&D engineers. Steve is a Guest Editor for the Journal of Supercomputing, and serves on the editorial review board of the International Journal of Handheld Computing Research. Steve is a member of Tau Beta Pi.
Dr. David Garmire
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Hawaii
Dr. David Garmire is an Assistant Professor in the department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He received B.S. degrees at Carnegie Mellon University (CS, Math) and a Ph.D. (EECS) at UC Berkeley in 2007 with a certificate in Management of Technology from the Haas School of Business. He won the 2008 Ross N Tucker Award and the 2007 Sevin Rosen Funds Award for Innovation. He researches microsensors, microactuators, and technologies for renewable energies and sustainability aiming to integrate this research heavily with graduate, undergraduate, and high school education.
Prof. Srinivasan G Srivilliputhur
Associate ProfessorUniversity of North Texas
Srinivasan received his Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle. He joined the University of North Texas in 2008 after a ten year career at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation and his teaching has been consistently rated highly effective by student. Srinivasan has around 50 peer-reviewed well-cited publications and reports, given many invited talks in professional meetings, actively volunteers in the local ISD, and has mentored students from middle school to graduate level to win prizes in state-level, national, and international level.
Dr. Sundararaj Sitharama Sitharama Iyengar
Director and Ryder ProfessorFlorida International University
Dr. S.S. Iyengar, Director and Ryder Professor at Florida International University's School of Computing and Information Sciences, is a leading researcher and educator in the fields of distributed sensor networks, computational robotics, and oceanographic applications, and is perhaps best known for introducing novel data structures and algorithmic techniques for large-scale computations in sensor and image processing applications. He has directed over 42 Ph.D. and 100 Master's students, many of whom are now faculty at major universities or scientists and engineers at national labs and in industry around the world and has published more than 400 research papers and eight textbooks.
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.
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