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. Paulo E Arratia
Associate ProfessorUniversity of Pennsylvania
Dr. Paulo E. Arratia is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on complex fluids, swimming of microorganisms, microfluidics, and bio-fluids dynamics. Dr. Arratia obtained a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Hampton University in 1997 and a Ph.D. in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University in 2003. Dr. Arratia is a recipient of the NSF Career Award, the Milton Van Dyke Award from the American Physical Society (Division of Fluid Dynamics), and the Rutgers University Early Career Distinction Award.
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 ...
Dr. Kaveh Madani
Alex Alexander Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Central Florida
Kaveh Madani is an Alex Alexander assistant professor of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering at the University of Central Florida (UCF). His core research interests and experiences include integrated water, environmental, and energy resources engineering and management. Madani’s work includes application of systems engineering, conflict resolution, system dynamics, economics, optimization as well as simulation and modeling methods to water, environmental, and energy resource problems at different scales to derive policy and management insights. Madani has been recently selected as one of the ten “New Faces of Civil Engineering in 2012” by the American ...
Prof. Maria Garlock
Associate ProfessorPrinceton University
Dr. Maria Garlock is an associate professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at Princeton. Her scholarship is in resilient building design for large earthquakes and fires, as isolated and as combined multi-hazard events. In addition, Dr. Garlock studies the best examples of structural designs of the present and past, which encompass the ideals of efficiency, economy, and elegance. She has co-curated three exhibitions with scale models and instructional displays that teach about exemplary structural engineering designs. She is the recipient of the 2012 President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, which is the highest teaching award at Princeton.
Dr. Steve Richard Duke
Associate Dean for AcademicsAuburn University
Steve Duke is the associate dean for academics in Auburn University's Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and the Alumni Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering. He joined Auburn in 1996, with degrees from Georgia Tech and Illinois (PhD). His research is in transport phenomena, therapeutic particles, and alternative fuels. He served as AIChE student chapter advisor, AIChE Operating Council member, and co-director for a NSF REU site. He founded and advises the college's student organization and study abroad technology partnership with Andean communities in Bolivia. He has received the college's Walker Superior Teaching Award (three times) and the SGA Faculty Award.
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. Walter Pfaendtner
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Washington College of Engineering
Jim Pfaendtner holds a B.S. and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering. He joined the faculty of University of Washington in 2009 as an assistant professor. Prior to joining the UW he received an NSF IRFP award to work in Switzerland for two years. Jim is a Kavli Fellow of the US National Academy of Science, and recipients of an NSF CAREER award, an ACS OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty in Computation Award, and a University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award. Jim’s research group focuses on development and application of computational tools for multiscale modeling and simulation of soft matter systems.
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 ...
Professor Nathan S Mosier
Associate ProfessorPurdue University
Nathan Mosier is an Associate Professor in Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University. Dr. Mosier has 15 years of research experience in biofuels and bioprocessing technology. He is the author or co-author of 46 journal publications, 7 book chapters, co-author of a textbook, and the inventor of 4 awarded US and international patents. His research addresses fundamental topics in bioprocessing, including enzyme-mimicking catalysts for transforming renewable resources to fuels and chemicals, cellulose pretreatment for biofuel and biochemical production, fermentation process modeling, and bioprocess simulation. His teaching focuses on the application of biotechnology and ...
Prof. Luke Nogales
Assistant ProfessorNew Mexico State University
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.
Prof. Christopher John Bettinger
Assistant ProfessorCarnegie Mellon
Dr Christopher Bettinger is currently an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in the Departments of Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering. He directs the laboratory for Biomaterials-based Microsystems and Electronics, which is broadly interested in the design of novel materials and interfaces that promote the integration of medical devices with the human body. Dr Bettinger has received many honors including the National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research and the MIT Tech Review TR35 Top Young Innovator. Dr Bettinger received an S.B. in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Materials Science from MIT as a Draper Fellow.
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.
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