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. 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.
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. 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. 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.
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. Cheryl Bodnar
Assistant Professor (Teaching Track)University of Pittsburgh
Cheryl A. Bodnar, PhD, CTDP is an Assistant Professor (Teaching Track) in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Bodnar’s research interests relate to the incorporation of active learning techniques in undergraduate classes (problem based learning, games and simulations, etc.) as well as integration of innovation and entrepreneurship into engineering curriculum. In addition, she is actively engaged in the development of a variety of informal science education approaches with the goal of exciting and teaching K-12 students about regenerative medicine and its potential.
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.
Robert F. Richards
ProfessorSchool of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University
Robert F. Richards received the B.A. degree in physics from the University of Chicago, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering from the University of California, Irvine. After receiving his degrees, he was an ASEE Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He joined the faculty at Washington State University (WSU), Pullman in 1992.
He is currently a Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, where he specializes in thermodynamics and heat transfer. Over the past fifteen years, his research has focused on MEMS for power and energy conversion.
Prof. Nicholas R Gans
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Texas at Dallas
Dr. Gans is an Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Dallas. His current research includes control of self-optimizing autonomous sensors to maximize information, human-machine interfaces, vision-based control of autonomous ground and air vehicles, and use of hyperspectral, thermal and range cameras. Dr. Gans earned his M.S. in electrical and computer engineering and his Ph.D. in systems and entrepreneurial engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005. He was a postdoc researcher with the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Florida and with the National Research Council and the Air Force Research Laboratory.
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.
Dr. Nadia Kellam
Associate ProfessorUniversity of Georgia
Nadia Kellam, Associate Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia, is co-director of the interdisciplinary engineering education research CLUSTER. In her research, she is interested in understanding how engineering students develop their professional identity, the role of emotion in student learning, and synergistic learning. She designed the environmental engineering synthesis and design studios and is now developing the design spine for the new mechanical engineering program. She is engaged in mentoring early career faculty and a recent research project uncovers the narratives of exemplar engineering faculty that have successfully transitioned to ...
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 ...
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