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. 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 Conrad S. Tucker
Assistant ProfessorPenn State University
Dr. Conrad Tucker is an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering Design Technology And Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) and the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State. He also holds an Affiliate Faculty position in the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department. Dr. Tucker is the director of the Design Analysis Technology Advancement (D.A.T.A) Laboratory and his research interests are in formalizing system design processes under the paradigm of data mining/knowledge discovery and optimization. He is interested in engineering design and engineering education in the areas of consumer electronics, sustainability and ...
Professor Franz Hover
Franz Hover joined MIT MechE after consulting for industry and working on the research staff in MIT Ocean Engineering. His research spans ocean systems and control, with contributions in fluid mechanics, autonomous underwater robots, and optimization. His current research focus is communication-constrained dynamic control of underwater robot teams. Prof. Hover strongly supports project-based learning; he has mentored over 160 undergraduate research projects, and is a long-time advisor to the MIT marine robotics teams.
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.
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.
Professor Jun Lou
Associate ProfessorRice University
Jun Lou obtained B.E. and M.S. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University and Ohio State University, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree from Princeton University. After a brief postdoc at Brown University he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Rice University, and currently is an associate professor in the same department. He is a recipient of the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award and the ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. His research interests include nanomaterial synthesis, nanomechanical characterization and nanodevice fabrication for energy, environmental and biomedical ...
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.
Professor Ergun Simsek
Assistant ProfessorThe George Washington University
Dr. Ergun Simsek completed his Ph.D. at Duke University (Durham, NC) in 2006 and worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Schlumberger-Doll Research (Cambridge, MA) till 2008. Between 2008 and 2011, he was a faculty member and a Marie Curie fellow at Bahcesehir University (Istanbul, Turkey). In August 2011, he joined the George Washington University as an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Dr. Simsek's current and past studies are engaged with theoretical, computational, and experimental research at the broad interface between electromagnetics and optics. Dr. Simsek teaches courses in electromagnetic theory and nano optics.
Dr. Jenna R Jambeck
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Georgia
Jenna Jambeck is an Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering at UGA (since 2009). She received her PhD in environmental engineering from University of Florida (2004), then completed an ORISE post-doc at the US EPA ORD in Research Triangle Park. She was an Assistant Research Professor at University of New Hampshire from 2005–2009. Dr. Jambeck conducts research and teaches environmental engineering, specializing in solid waste. Her work often interweaves social context and sciences with technical aspects. She has conducted projects including contaminant fate and transport during waste beneficial use, sustainable and innovative waste management practices, recycling and marine debris.
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. 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.
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 ...
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