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Walker White
Walker White

Lecturer Walker Mcmillan White

Lecturer
Cornell University

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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Jacquelyn Nagel
Jacquelyn Nagel

Dr. Jacquelyn Kay Nagel

Assistant Professor
James 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 ...

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Yael “Lelli” Van Den Einde
Yael “Lelli” Van Den Einde

Dr. Yael “Lelli” Van Den Einde

United States

Teaching Professor
UC 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.

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Jenna Gorlewicz
Jenna Gorlewicz

Dr. Jenna L Gorlewicz

Assistant Professor
Southern 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 ...

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Farshid Zabihian
Farshid Zabihian

Dr. Farshid Zabihian

Assistant Professor
WVU Institute of Technology

Farshid Zabihian is currently an Assistant Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering at West Virginia University Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2011 from Ryerson University, Canada and his M.A.Sc. and B.Sc. both in Mechanical Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology in 1998 and Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran in 1996, respectively. His research interest and personal passion is sustainability in general and sustainable energy in particular. He is the founder of Energy System Research Laboratory (ESRL) and has published more than 70 papers and 5 books and book chapter.

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Ergun Simsek
Ergun Simsek

Professor Ergun Simsek

Assistant Professor
The George Washington University

Dr. Ergun Simsek completed his Ph.D. at Duke University (Durham, NC) in 2006 and worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Schlumberger-Doll Research (Cambridge, MA) till 2008. Between 2008 and 2011, he was a faculty member and a Marie Curie fellow at Bahcesehir University (Istanbul, Turkey). In August 2011, he joined the George Washington University as an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Simsek's current and past studies are engaged with theoretical, computational, and experimental research at the broad interface between electromagnetics and optics. Dr. Simsek teaches courses in electromagnetic theory and nano optics.

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Franz Hover
Franz Hover

Professor Franz Hover

Associate Professor
MIT

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.

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Jennifer Bekki
Jennifer Bekki

Dr. Jennifer M Bekki

Assistant Professor
Arizona State University

Jennifer M. Bekki is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering and Computing Systems at Arizona State University. She joined the faculty in August, 2008 after completing her PhD in Industrial Engineering from the Fulton School of Engineering at ASU. She is currently the Co-Principal Investigator for the CareerWISE research program, which seeks to to understand and reduce attrition of women from science and engineering doctoral programs. Her research interests include discrete event simulation methodology, modeling and analysis of manufacturing systems, online learning, educational data mining / learner analytics, engineering student persistence, and STEM graduate ...

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Sujata Bhatia
Sujata Bhatia

Dr. Sujata Kumari Bhatia

Assistant Dean, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies
Harvard 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.

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Cheryl Bodnar
Cheryl Bodnar

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.

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Erin Jablonski
Erin Jablonski

Dr. Erin Lynne Jablonski

Associate Professor
Bucknell 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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Jenna Jambeck
Jenna Jambeck

Dr. Jenna R Jambeck

United States

Assistant Professor
University of Georgia

Jenna Jambeck is an Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering at UGA (since 2009). She received her PhD in environmental engineering from University of Florida (2004), then completed an ORISE post-doc at the US EPA ORD in Research Triangle Park. She was an Assistant Research Professor at University of New Hampshire from 2005–2009. Dr. Jambeck conducts research and teaches environmental engineering, specializing in solid waste. Her work often interweaves social context and sciences with technical aspects. She has conducted projects including contaminant fate and transport during waste beneficial use, sustainable and innovative waste management practices, recycling and marine debris.

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