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. Dave Raj Raman
Professor and Associate Chair for TeachingIowa State University
Raman is Professor and Associate Chair for Teaching in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University. He oversees curricula and accreditation for two engineering degree programs, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, oversees three NSF/USDA funded undergraduate research experience programs, serves as education director for two multi-year, multi-institutional research centers, and conducts technoeconomic and lifecycle analyses research on bioprocessing systems. He is a licensed Professional Engineer with a BS in Electrical Engineering from RIT and a PhD in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Cornell, and has been recognized with departmental, college, 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.
Prof. Luke Nogales
Luke Nogales loves to help innovators reach their potential. Luke is an Assistant Professor at New Mexico State University (NMSU). He teaches core Mechanical Engineering Technology courses and is developing new courses in innovation and product development. When Luke’s not preparing for class, he provides consulting services to start-ups. Prior to working at NMSU, Luke was an innovator at Procter & Gamble where he helped create new businesses and develop disruptive innovations. Luke graduated from Northwestern University with a MS in Product Design and Development in 2011 and from NMSU with a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology in 2006.
Dr. Dawn M. Reinhold
Assistant ProfessorMichigan State University
Dr. Dawn Reinhold is an assistant professor in Bioystems and Agricultural Engineering at Michigan State University. Her expertise is ecological engineering, with an emphasis on plant-based ecosystems to improve water quality. She currently teaches juniors about biological materials, seniors about pollution solutions, and study abroad students about ecological engineering in Costa Rica. She earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007 and her B.S. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from Kansas State University in 2002. She received a MSU Lilly Teaching Fellowship in 2012. Her hobbies include hiking, soccer, and photography. ...
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. Sundararaj Sitharama Sitharama Iyengar
Director and Ryder ProfessorFlorida International University
Dr. S.S. Iyengar, Director and Ryder Professor at Florida International University's School of Computing and Information Sciences, is a leading researcher and educator in the fields of distributed sensor networks, computational robotics, and oceanographic applications, and is perhaps best known for introducing novel data structures and algorithmic techniques for large-scale computations in sensor and image processing applications. He has directed over 42 Ph.D. and 100 Master's students, many of whom are now faculty at major universities or scientists and engineers at national labs and in industry around the world and has published more than 400 research papers and eight textbooks.
Dr. Yael “Lelli” Van Den Einde
Teaching ProfessorUC San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering
Van Den Einde is a Teaching Professor at UCSD. She teaches core undergraduate courses in Structural Engineering, is the chair of the ABET committee responsible for the continuous curricular improvement process, incorporates education innovations into courses (Peer Instruction, Project-based learning), is responsible for TA training (preparing next generation faculty), serves as faculty advisor to student organizations, hears cases of academic misconduct as a member of the Academic Integrity Review Board, and is committed to fostering a supportive environment for diverse students at UCSD by serving on the faculty advisory board for the IDEA Student Center.
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. Halil Berberoglu
Assistant ProfessorThe University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Halil Berberoglu is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his BSME and MSME degrees from Purdue University, and his PhD degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. His teaching interests are in thermal-fluid sciences while his research integrates thermal-fluid sciences with biotechnology and manufacturing for energy, environmental, and biomedical applications.
Prof. Harry Powell
Harry Powell received the B.S. in Electrical Engineering the University of Virginia in 1978, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2006, and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2011. Dr. Powell spent over 20 years in industry designing computer controlled automated systems before returning to academia in 2001. He was appointed to the faculty in 2013, and teaches courses in electric and electronic circuit analysis, electromagnetic energy conversion, embedded computing, and the 4th year Major Design Experience.
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.
Dr. Sohum Sohoni
Assistant ProfessorArizona State University
Dr. Sohoni is an Assistant Professor in Engineering and Computing Systems at Arizona State University’s College of Technology and Innovation. His research interests are broadly in the areas of computer architecture and performance analysis, and in engineering and computing education. He has published in ACM SIGMETRICS, IEEE Transactions on Computers, the International Journal of Engineering Education, and Advances in Engineering Education. His research is supported through various internal and external funding agencies including the National Science Foundation.
He is a popular and well-respected instructor, and has received many teaching awards including the Regents Distinguished Teaching ...
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