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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 Michael Swartwout
Associate ProfessorParks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, Saint Louis University
Michael Swartwout studies the design, operation and success rates of space systems, with an emphasis on very small spacecraft (CubeSats). He is particularly interested the ways that design influences organizational structure and vice versa, and how those influences can aid or impair mission success.
Dr. Swartwout tests these ideas via teams of undergraduate students, who design, build, test and fly spacecraft. The first mission flew in 2013, and the next one will fly in late 2015.
Prof. Alan McGaughey
ProfessorCarnegie Mellon University
Alan McGaughey is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He holds B.Eng., M.A.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from McMaster University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Michigan. His research group applies computational tools to study nanoscale energy transport and conversion. He won an AFSOR Young Investigator Program award in 2009, was a Harrington Faculty Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin for 2012-13, and won the Teare Teaching Award at CMU in 2014. He has given invited talks across the United States and in Canada, China, France, Japan, Korea, and Singapore.
Ms Amber Kemppainen
Senior LecturerMichigan Technological University
Amber Kemppainen is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering Fundamentals at Michigan Technological University. She is interested in how students learn within an online course management system. She has been active in course development and the implementation of web-based tools and blended learning content into her courses throughout the department.
Professor Bryan W Boudouris
Assistant ProfessorPurdue University
Bryan W. Boudouris is an assistant professor in the School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University. Furthermore, he is a co-founder and scientific advisor of the water purification start-up company Anfiro, Inc. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004. After receiving his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2009, he conducted postdoctoral research from 2009 to 2011 at the University of California, Berkeley. His group’s current research interests include the design, characterization, and implementation of homopolymers and block polymers for advanced water, energy, and security applications.
Dr. Micah Lande
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Micah Lande, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering programs at the Polytechnic School in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. He teaches human-centered engineering design, design thinking, and design innovation project courses. Dr. Lande researches how technical and non-technical people learn and apply a design process to their work. He is interested in the intersection of designerly epistemic identities and vocational pathways. Dr. Lande received his B.S in Engineering (Product Design), M.A. in Education (Learning, Design and Technology) and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Design Education) from Stanford ...
Prof. Grisselle Centeno
Associate ProfessorFlorida Polytechnic University
Dr. Grisselle Centeno is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering at the University of South Florida. Her research and teaching interests include optimization-based modeling for the planning and control of operations in healthcare, transportation and manufacturing industries. She possesses experience in working with large-scale mathematical programming models and building decision support systems. Her research work has been supported by NSF, FDOT, and ONR, among other sources. Dr. Centeno is also highly involved in conducting research in the area of engineering education and promoting the growth of a diverse engineering workforce.
Prof. David M. Cwiertny
Associate ProfessorThe University of Iowa
David M. Cwiertny is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Iowa (UI), where he serves as Director of Graduate Studies. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Engineering Science with a Chemistry minor from U.C. Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He researches aquatic pollutant fate in natural and engineered systems and teaches courses related to society’s pursuit of sustainable water resources. He also serves as the Environmental Policy Research Director at the UI Public Policy Center and the Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology.
Dr. Dirk Grunwald
ProfessorUniversity of Colorado at Boulder
Dirk Grunwald is the Wilfred and Caroline Slade Endowed Professor at the University of Colorado in the Department of Computer Science. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois in 1989 and has been at the University of Colorado since that time. Dr. Grunwald's research involves computer systems, security and wireless networking. He has graduated over 25 Ph.D. students while at Colorado.
Dr. Fernanda Leite
Assistant ProfessorThe University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Fernanda Leite is an Assistant Professor in Construction Engineering and Project Management, in the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Austin. She has a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to her graduate education, she worked as a Project Manager in her home country Brazil, in multiple government and commercial building construction projects. Her technical interests include building and civil information modeling, collaboration and coordination technologies, and visualization. At the University of Texas, Dr. Leite teaches Project Management and Economics, Building Information ...
Dr. Amit Banerjee
Associate ProfessorPenn State University-Harrisburg
Amit Banerjee is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg. He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in Durgapur, India, an M.Des. in Industrial Design from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark NJ. He was with the Evolutionary Computing Systems Laboratory in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nevada as a Postdoctoral Fellow. His research interests include design optimization, evolutionary algorithms, data mining, machine learning and robotics.
Professor Virginia Angelica Davis
I am an Alumni Professor in Auburn University’s Department of Chemical Engineering. My teaching includes freshman introduction to engineering, junior chemical engineering, and senior/graduate student nanotechnology courses. I am also very involved in mentoring and developing content for K-12 outreach. My research is focused on using scalable fluid phase manufacturing techniques to assemble nanomaterials into useful macroscale materials. I received my Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Rice University in 2006. Prior to pursuing my PhD, I worked for eleven years in Shell Chemicals’ polymer businesses in the US and Europe. My awards include a 2010 PECASE Award.
Dr. Angela A Sodemann
Assistant ProfessorArizona State University
Angela joined The Polytechnic School in Arizona State University's Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering in 2012, following a postdoc in Artificial Intelligence with the Air Force Institute of Technology and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech. She is committed to motivating entrepreneurship, innovation, and a desire to learn in her students through use of challenging building tasks in the classroom.
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