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.
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 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.
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.
Dr. Armin Sorooshian
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Arizona
Armin Sorooshian is an Assistant Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Arizona with a joint appointment in Atmospheric Sciences. He received his BS degree in chemical engineering from the University of Arizona (2003, Summa Cum Laude) and his PhD from the California Institute of Technology (2008). His research focuses on the effect of aerosol particles on environmental and climate change, public health/welfare, and the hydrologic cycle. He teaches a variety of courses related to chemical and environmental engineering and is especially invested in advancing teaching methods in design capstone courses for senior-level undergraduates in engineering.
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."
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. Cinda Heeren
Sr LecturerUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cinda Heeren lectures in the CS Department at the University of Illinois, where she teaches a rigorous Data structures course to 500 students per semester. Dr. Heeren's recent projects include: • development of new course infrastructure and data collection tools for early CS courses, • curriculum for parallel computing (NSF/TCPP Early Adopter), • “Visualizing Literature”, a new course whose purpose is to remind CS majors of the joy of reading a novel. Dr. Heeren is active in CS outreach and diversification. She is the faculty advisor to the Women in CS, and Association for Computing Machinery student organizations at UIUC.
Dr. Guohong (Jennifer) Duan
Associate ProfessorUniversity of Arizona, College of Engineering
Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Arizona (UA), Tucson
Education: Ph.D. from University of Mississippi in 1998; MS from Tsinghua University in 1992; BS from Wuhan University in 1989.
License: Registered Professional Engineer in State of Arizona and Nevada, and Diplomat, American Academy of Water Resource Engineers, ASCE since 2006.
Employment: Associate Professor, UA (2011-present); Assistant Professor, UA (2006-2011); Associate Research Professor, Desert Research Institute (DRI), Nevada Higher Education System (NHES), (2005-2006); Assistant Research Professor, DRI, NHES(1999-2005); Visiting faculty, ...
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 ...
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. 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. Kerry Meyers
Director, First-Year Engineering Program and Assistant Professor Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringYoungstown State University
Dr. Kerry Meyers is in her second year as the Director of the STEM College’s First-Year Engineering Program at Youngstown State University. Her career is focused on the development of common, project based First-Year Engineering experiences, beginning at the University of Notre Dame where she was also the Director of the First-Year Engineering Program from 2005-2012. Further, her research interests relate to Engineering Educational issues in the early stages of student development and progress. Her core engineering educational background is Mechanical Engineering and doctoral work is in Engineering Education, both from Purdue University.
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