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. 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.
Dr. Ali Mehrizi-Sani
Assistant ProfessorWashington State University
Dr. Ali Mehrizi-Sani received academic degrees from Sharif University of Technology and the University of Toronto. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Washington State University. His areas of interest include power system applications of power electronics and integration of renewable energy resources.
Dr. Mehrizi-Sani is an editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery. He is the chair of IEEE Task Force on Dynamic System Equivalents. He is a recipient of the NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2011. He was a Connaught Scholar at the University of Toronto. He received the Dennis Woodford prize for his M.Sc. thesis.
Professor Steven B. Leeb
ProfessorMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Steven B. Leeb received his doctoral degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1993. He has served as a commissioned officer in the USAF reserves, and he has been a member on the M.I.T. faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science since 1993. He also holds a joint appointment in MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. He currently serves as MacVicar Fellow and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems.
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. 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. Guohong (Jennifer) Duan
Associate ProfessorUniversity of Arizona, College of Engineering
Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Arizona (UA), Tucson
Education: Ph.D. from University of Mississippi in 1998; MS from Tsinghua University in 1992; BS from Wuhan University in 1989.
License: Registered Professional Engineer in State of Arizona and Nevada, and Diplomat, American Academy of Water Resource Engineers, ASCE since 2006.
Employment: Associate Professor, UA (2011-present); Assistant Professor, UA (2006-2011); Associate Research Professor, Desert Research Institute (DRI), Nevada Higher Education System (NHES), (2005-2006); Assistant Research Professor, DRI, NHES(1999-2005); Visiting faculty, ...
Dr. Erin Lynne Jablonski
Associate ProfessorBucknell University
Erin Jablonski is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Bucknell University, where she joined the faculty in 2004. Prof. Jablonski completed her graduate work at Iowa State University with the support of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship before becoming a National Research Council post-doctoral researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (2002-2004). Pedagogical interests include project- and problem-based active learning, entrepreneurship, and pre-college outreach. Her current research is in the use of hydrogels in milli-fluidic devices to facilitate unique flow-contacting experiments. Recently this has involved the study of ...
Prof. Tamara Bush
Assistant ProfessorMichigan State University
Dr. Tamara Reid Bush holds the position of Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University. Broadly, Dr. Bush’s area of research is whole-body biomechanics. She conducts in vivo experimentation, methods development, and modeling to understand clinically motivated problems connected with human movement and force generation. Dr. Bush has conducted research in the areas of seating mechanics, hand function, and pressure ulcer formation. She has a strong interest in educational innovation particularly around inter-disciplinary teaming for new product development. She has also conducted work in the area of women’s leadership and served as a consultant for several ...
Prof. Mark Sherriff
Associate ProfessorUniversity of Virginia
Mark Sherriff is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UVa. His teaching focus is in introductory computer science, computer game design, software engineering, database management, and web and mobile systems. His research interests are in CS education at all levels, computer game design, and agile software development. In 2010, he received the highest teaching award in the School of Engineering at UVa, the Hartfield-Jefferson Scholars Teaching Prize. Since then, he has received four other teaching awards from UVa student groups. He received his PhD in 2007 from NC State University.
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. 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. Eric K. Torng
Associate ProfessorMichigan State University
Eric Torng received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Stanford University in 1994. He is currently an associate professor and graduate director in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University. His research interests include algorithms, scheduling, and networking. He has received numerous research and teaching awards including an NSF CAREER award, a Michigan State University Teacher-Scholar award, three Michigan State University College of Engineering Withrow Teaching Excellence awards, and a Michigan State University Lilly Teaching Fellowship.
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