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. 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.
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. 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.
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.
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. 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 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 Eric W Rozier
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Miami
Dr. Eric Rozier is an Assistant Professor of ECE and head of the Trustworthy Systems Engineering Laboratory at the University of Miami. His research interests include secure and dependable computing with a focus on critical infrastructures. He is currently the director and Co-PI of the Fortinet Industrial Laboratory where he oversees research to make cloud infrastructure smart, secure, resilient, and performable. His Ph.D. is from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he was an IBM Research Fellow and worked with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and the Information Trust Institute.
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. Vinod Kumar
Dr.The University of Texas at El Paso
I am an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering (UTEP, 2008-present) & a core faculty of the interdisciplinary Computational Science Doctoral Program. I hold a PhD (Mechanical, Rice University, 2005) and BTech (Aerospace Engineering, IIT, 1997). I have a postdoctoral (Physics&Astronomy, Rice University, 2005-2007), research scientists, (GFDL, Princeton University, 2007) and industrial (Fluent Inc./ANSYS Inc., 1997-1999) experiences. I also several summers research experiences (ORNL – Summer 2009, National Energy Technology Labs – Summer 2010, National Renewable Energy Labs – Summer 2011, Air Force Research Labs/Maui – Summer 2012). I usually teach Fluid Mechanics and other ...
Dr. James J. Pembridge
Assistant ProfessorEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University
James Pembridge is an Assistant Professor in the Freshman Engineering Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Education. His research has focused on mentoring as pedagogy in project-based courses and the diffusion of research-based instructional strategies. Throughout his time at ERAU, James has taught introduction to engineering and introduction to computing courses. His efforts to develop and use pedagogical innovations has been focused on adapting and modifying education and engineering education innovations in his own courses and exploring models and theories from other disciplines that can lead to future innovations.
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.
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