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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.
Professor Tamara Kinzer-Ursem
Assistant ProfessorPurdue University
Tamara Kinzer-Ursem is an Assistant Professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. Her research is highly interdisciplinary; combining protein engineering and chemical biology approaches with computational biology to study the spatiotemporal dynamics of protein signaling networks that drive cellular behavior. Her research group is developing selective protein tagging and protein-surface conjugation methods that are coupled with nanotechnologies and other emergent techniques to rapidly characterize protein function. Computational work includes the development of deterministic and stochastic simulations of protein signaling in small cellular compartments. These techniques are ...
Dr. Keith Holland
Associate ProfessorJames Madison University
Keith Holland is an Associate Professor and the Assistant Academic Unit Head for the Department of Engineering at James Madison University (JMU). He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia and subsequently served as the Vice President for Research and Development at Avir Sensors, a start-up sensing and security technology company. As a faculty member at JMU, he contributed to the development of the mechanics, electronics, thermodynamics, and heat transfer courses as well as two engineering field-study abroad programs in Malta and Kenya.
Prof. Sarah C Vigmostad
Associate ProfessorUniversity of Iowa
Sarah Vigmostad is an Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering. Her research focuses on the development and application of advanced simulation techniques so that important, clinically relevant questions can be asked and answered, with the goal of improving the way that diseases are identified, understood, and treated. Sarah is a passionate teacher, and has been honored with multiple teaching awards, recognizing her innovations in teaching and her commitment to fostering engaging and inquiry-driven classrooms. Whether she’s teaching Statics, BME Senior Design, or advanced cardiovascular mechanics courses, she strives to keep the classroom dynamic and engaged.
Prof. Romel D. Gomez
ProfessorUniversity of Maryland
R.D. Mel Gomez is a Professor and Associate Chair of ECE at the University of Maryland. He teaches engineering design, circuits, microelectronics, electromagnetics, and quantum theory. He helped modernize the ECE curriculum, and is the architect of a course that introduces ECE principles using hands-on pedagogy. Dr. Gomez is also researcher in the broad areas of micromagnetism and biosensing. He co-authored over 80 publications, several book chapters and three U.S. Patents. He has received several national and international awards. He earned in PhD from the University of Maryland, MS from Wayne State and BS from the University of the Philippines.
Dr. Rachel McCord
LecturerThe University of Tennessee
Dr. Rachel McCord is a Lecturer in the Engineering Fundamentals Division at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UTK and her Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Virginia Tech. Dr. McCord teaches engineering phsyics to approximately 750 students each semester. She also teaches the only academic student success course devoted specifically to engineering students on the UTK campus. Her research interests include the development of self-regulatory and metacognitive skills in engineering students and how these skills impact performance and retention.
Dr. Bonnie Haferkamp
Senior LecturerIllinois Institute of Technology
Bonnie Haferkamp is a Senior Lecturer of Biomedical Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology. She serves on the Armour College of Engineering Distinctive Education Council and is the Director of Student Success for the college. In these roles, she is involved with developing and implementing curricular and co-curricular programs to enrich the educational experience across all areas of engineering. Prior to joining IIT, she worked for several major life sciences and technology companies as a chemical engineer applying artificial intelligence and mathematical models to biological systems, and in global market development roles.
Professor Karen Marais
Associate ProfessorPurdue University
Dr. Karen Marais is an Associate Professor in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue. She does research on safety analysis and risk assessment of complex socio-technical systems. She is using her 2014 NSF CAREER award to develop new ways of teaching systems engineering. She holds a B. Eng. in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Stellenbosch and a B.Sc. in mathematics from the University of South Africa. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT in 2001 and 2005. Before graduate school, she worked in South Africa as an electronic engineer.
Dr. Marisa K. Orr
Assistant ProfessorClemson University
Marisa K. Orr is an Assistant Professor in Engineering and Science Education with a joint appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University. She earned her PhD in Mechanical Engineering and a Certificate of Engineering and Science Education at Clemson University and then spent two years as a postdoc in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. Her research interests include student persistence and pathways in engineering, gender equity, diversity, and academic policy. Dr. Orr is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award for her research entitled, “Empowering Students to be Adaptive Decision-Makers.”
Prof. Amy O'Keefe
Associate Director and InstructorMcCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Northwestern University
Amy O'Keefe is a director of and instructor in Northwestern University's 15-month full-time design innovation masters degree program, MS, Engineering Design Innovation (EDI). She teaches Human-Centered Service Design Studio and advises EDI graduate students on thesis work. Amy also consults on integrated service and experience design in industry. She joined Northwestern's Segal Design Institute leadership team in 2013, after a decade leading service delivery and account management in a digital consultancy and software development start-up acquired by Thomson Reuters and completion of her integrated design innovation MS degree from the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences ...
Prof. Jungho Kim
ProfessorUniversity of Maryland, College Park
Jungho Kim is a Keystone Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland where he performs research and teaches courses in a broad range of thermal sciences areas. He was the principal investigator for the microgravity pool boiling experiment (MABE) that flew on the International Space Station in 2011. He received funding in the past from NASA, NSA, NIST, Parker Hannefin, ONR, NSF, Northrup Grumman, WPAFB, ATEC, and Weatherbug. He is the former Chair of the ASME K-13 committee on Multiphase Heat Transfer, and has won numerous awards for teaching and instrumentation design.
Dr. Calvin M. Stewart
Assistant ProfessorThe University of Texas at El Paso
Dr. Stewart is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso. He obtained a BS, MS, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Central Florida in 2008, 2009, and 2013 respectively. Dr. Stewart is the director of the Materials at Extremes Research Group (MERG) that focuses on experimental, theoretical, and numerical approaches to multiaxial multiscale high temperature phenomena. Since arriving at UTEP in 2014 he has been part of a blended learning initiative to bring innovative teaching methods to the engineering curriculum.
Dr. Scot Douglass
Associate Professor, Director Engineering Honors ProgramUniversity of Colorado at Boulder
Scot Douglass (PhD University of Colorado)is the Director of the Engineering Honors Program and Faculty-in-Residence of the Andrews Hall Residential College at the University of Colorado Boulder. Professor Douglass is a President's Teaching Scholar and recipient of multiple teaching awards. He is the architect of an Honors Program that does not have an Honors Curriculum but cultivates an Honors culture, leadership and a comprehensive approach to education that transcends the classroom. As a humanist rostered in the College of Engineering, Professor Douglass researches the intersection of philosophy, literature and the integration of vocation with values, commitments and larger ...
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