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. Harry Powell
Associate ProfessorUniversity of Virginia
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.
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 ...
Professor Carl Lund
ProfessorUniversity at Buffalo - SUNY
Carl Lund is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering at SUNY-Buffalo. His B. S. is from Purdue and his Ph. D. is from the University of Wisconsin. He worked in the Exxon Corporate Research Science Labs prior to his present position. He is a past Department Chairperson and Associate Dean for Research. His teaching awards include Tau Beta Pi Engineering Teacher of the Year, Lilly Teaching Fellow, SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, AIChE Student Chapter Chemical Engineering Professor of the Year, and University at Buffalo Notable Contributions to Teaching and Learning Award.
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.
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.
Mikhail Chester is an Assistant Professor in the Civil, Environmental, and Sustainability Engineering department at Arizona State University. His area of expertise is the energy and environmental assessment of infrastructure systems. His research has focused on transportation systems and cities, evaluating life-cycle and supply chain effects and their associated human and environmental impacts. Dr. Chester’s research expands the assessment boundaries of complex systems to understand comprehensive effects of policies and decisions, including infrastructure interdependencies. Ultimately, he is interested in determining the eternal control and damage costs of these impacts and advancing ...
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.
Prof. Avik Ghosh
Technology based hierarchical learning: Unleashing the power of simulation and gaming softwareUniversity of Virginia
Avik Ghosh is Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia. He has over 80 papers and book chapters published in the areas of computational nanoelectronics, and has given over 90 invited lectures worldwide, with over 2400 citations. He is Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP), senior member of the IEEE, and has received the All University Teaching Award, the IBM Faculty Award, the NSF CAREER Award, the best paper award at the 2006 ISSSR conference organized by the Army Research Office, the UVa Teaching fellowship and the Charles Brown New Faculty Teaching Award.
Dr. Timothy Bigelow
Harpole-Pentair Assistant ProfessorIowa State University
Timothy A. Bigelow is a Harpole-Pentair Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a joint appointment in Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University. Dr. Bigelow graduated from the University of Illinois-Urbana in May 2004 with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. After completing his education, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for a year. Dr. Bigelow was then an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering at the University of North Dakota for three years prior to coming to Iowa State University in August 2008.
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 ...
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.
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.
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