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. 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. ...
Dr. Noah Malmstadt
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Southern California
Noah Malmstadt received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Caltech and a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Washington. Following postdoctoral work at UCLA, he joined the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at USC in 2007. His research focuses on synthetic cell membrane systems and multiphase microfluidic strategies for nanofabrication. He is the recipient of an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator award. His work in engineering education focuses on integrating team-based design projects into the core chemical engineering curriculum.
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. 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. Yael “Lelli” Van Den Einde
Lecturer, Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE)UC San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering
Van Den Einde is a Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) 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 ...
Dr Krishnaswamy RAVINDRA
Associate Dean and ProfessorParks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, Saint Louis University
Dr. K. Ravindra is the Associate Dean at Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology at Saint Louis University since July 2012. His teaching experience is diverse which includes a number of courses in aerospace and mechanical engineering stems. He is a fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, an associate fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of American Society of Engineering Education. He has served in various capacities in the Aerospace Division of ASEE and the Saint Louis section of ASME. He is a registered professional engineer in New York.
Dr. Aaron M Hoover
Assistant ProfessorFranklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Dr. Hoover has been an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Olin College since 2011. Before Olin, he was a post-doctoral researcher in the Biomimetic Millisystems Laboratory at University of California, Berkeley. His research interests lie in bio-inspired robotic locomotion, underactuated robotic design and control, and milli-scale manufacturing. In 2009, Dr. Hoover's research was featured on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's science show, "Catalyst." Dr. Hoover holds a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley and a B.S. from Stanford University both in mechanical engineering. He is a strong proponent of experiential, hands-on learning and enjoys the challenge of continually improving ...
Dr. Jenna L Gorlewicz
Assistant ProfessorSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville
Jenna L. Gorlewicz received the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (Edwardsville, IL) in 2008, and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) in 2013. At Vanderbilt, she was a National Science Foundation Fellow and a Vanderbilt Educational Research Fellow. In 2013, Jenna returned to her alma mater and joined the faculty of SIUE as an Assistant Professor in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, where she currently directs the Intelligent Mechatronic, Haptic, and Robotic Systems (IMeHRS) Lab. Her research interests include educational robots and devices, human-machine interfaces, haptics, and ...
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.
Dr. Diana Franklin
Tenured Teaching FacultyUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Diana Franklin is tenured teaching faculty at UCSB. Franklin received her
Ph.D. from UC Davis in 2002. She is a recipient of the NSF CAREER
award and an inaugural recipient of the NCWIT faculty mentoring
award. She was an assistant professor (2002-2007) and associate
professor (2007) of Computer Science at the California Polytechnic
State University, during which she held the Forbes Chair (2002-2007).
Her research interests include parallel programming and architecture,
computing education, and ethnic and gender diversity in computing. She has a new book: "A Practical Guide to Gender Diversity for CS Faculty."
Prof. Mark M. Budnik
Paul and Cleo Brandt Professor of Engineering, Department Chair, Electrical and Computer EngineeringValparaiso University
Mark M. Budnik is the Paul and Cleo Brandt Professor of Engineering and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Chair at Valparaiso University. Prior to returning to academia, Mark had sixteen years of experience in the semiconductor industry where he held engineering, staff engineering, management, and director-level positions. He has served as the Technical Program Chair and General Chair for IEEE conferences. Mark is the author of more than 100 papers, book chapters, and technical notes and the recipient of four best paper/presentation awards.
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 ...
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