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.
Ms. Karen Bangs
LecturerCalifornia Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Karen Bangs holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Cal Poly SLO and an MBA from University of California, Irvine. She is in her 8th year of teaching at Cal Poly. Before joining Cal Poly she spent 19 years in the semi-conductor industry working at Skyworks Solutions Inc. (formerly Conexant Systems Inc. formerly Rockwell Semiconductor Systems). Her responsibilities included Industrial Engineering analysis, Operations Finance and Supply Chain Management. She teaches a wide range of subjects from Introduction to Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering to Human Factors to Quality Engineering. She also led the Women In Engineering Program 2007-2010.
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.
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.
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 ...
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. 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 ...
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. Alexandros Taflanidis
Associate ProfessorUniversity of Notre Dame
Alexandros Taflanidis is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences and Faculty Fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He received his diploma (2002) and M.Sc (2003) in Civil Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and his PhD (2008) in Civil Engineering from Caltech. His research focuses on the implementation of advanced computational/simulation methodologies for assessment and mitigation of risk due to natural hazards and he also works on sustainable solutions for low-income residential housing in the developing world under the banner of Engineering2Empower.
Dr. Vikas Khanna
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Pittsburgh
Vikas Khanna is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Khanna received his PhD from the Ohio State University, and a BS from Panjab University, both in Chemical Engineering. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of sustainability science and engineering, industrial ecology, and complex systems. While in graduate school, he completed a science and technology policy fellowship at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC. His current research focuses on the development of life cycle oriented methods for understanding environmental sustainability and resilience of engineered systems and emerging technologies.
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.
Prof. Alyosha Christopher Molnar
Associate ProfessorCornell University
Alyosha Molnar received his BS from Swarthmore College in 1997. Before entering graduate school he worked as a deck-hand on a commercial Tuna fishing boat, and as a RFIC design engineer for Conexant Systems where he developed their first-generation direct-conversion transceiver for the GSM cellular standard. In graduate school at U.C. Berkeley, Molnar worked on ultra-low-power radio transceivers for wireless sensor networks, before joining a retinal neurophysiology group where he worked on dissecting neural circuits in mammalian retinas. He joined the faculty at Cornell University in 2007, where he works on software-defined radios, neural interface circuits, and integrated imaging ...
Prof. Adrienne Robyn Minerick
Associate ProfessorMichigan Technological University
Adrienne is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Michigan Technological University. She leads the Medical microDevice Engineering Research Laboratory (mderl.org), teaches graduate and undergraduate classes, and is active in chemical engineering educational pedagogy as well as women in engineering programs. Adrienne received her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and B.S. from Michigan Tech. Adrienne’s research interests include biomedical microdevices and cell electrokinetics. Adrienne earned NSF CAREER, Raymond W. Fahien, and Fredrick D. Williams Instructional Innovation Awards (2012). Adrienne presently serves as AES Electrophoresis Society President and an ...
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