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. 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.
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.
Prof. Maria Garlock
Associate ProfessorPrinceton University
Dr. Maria Garlock is an associate professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at Princeton. Her scholarship is in resilient building design for large earthquakes and fires, as isolated and as combined multi-hazard events. In addition, Dr. Garlock studies the best examples of structural designs of the present and past, which encompass the ideals of efficiency, economy, and elegance. She has co-curated three exhibitions with scale models and instructional displays that teach about exemplary structural engineering designs. She is the recipient of the 2012 President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, which is the highest teaching award at Princeton.
Dr. Jennifer M Bekki
Assistant ProfessorArizona State University
Jennifer M. Bekki is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering and Computing Systems at Arizona State University. She joined the faculty in August, 2008 after completing her PhD in Industrial Engineering from the Fulton School of Engineering at ASU. She is currently the Co-Principal Investigator for the CareerWISE research program, which seeks to to understand and reduce attrition of women from science and engineering doctoral programs. Her research interests include discrete event simulation methodology, modeling and analysis of manufacturing systems, online learning, educational data mining / learner analytics, engineering student persistence, and STEM graduate ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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. 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.
Prof. Gary E. Wnek
ProfessorCase Western Reserve University
Gary Wnek received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1977 and a Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1980. He has been a member of the faculty of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT and the Department of Chemistry at RPI, and was Founding Chair of the Chemical Engineering Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2004, he joined Case Western Reserve University, where he is currently the Joseph F Toot, Jr., Professor of Engineering, Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, and Associate Dean of Academics.
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