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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. Nina Robson
Assistant ProfessorCalifornia State University, Fullerton
Nina Robson completed her MS degree in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from the University of California, Davis and her PhD degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.
Nina Robson has worked extensively in the areas of Robotics, Geometric Design of Mechanisms and Biomechanics. At California State University, Fullerton she is teaching the one year long Senior Design Project class, as well as other classes in the areas of Kinematics of Mechanisms, Mechanical Design and Robotics.
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. Soumya K Srivastava
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Idaho
Soumya K. Srivastava is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at University of Idaho, Moscow since 2013. Before joining UI, she was an Assistant Research Professor at Washington State University during 2010-2013. She obtained her PhD degree in Chemical Engineering at Mississippi State University in August 2010, M.S from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago in 2005 and B.S from India in 2001. Her research interests focus on designing lab-on-a-chip devices for medical diagnostic applications and educational related research. She has won many accolades including the inclusive educator award in 2015.
Dr. Aileen Huang-Saad
Associate Professor of PracticeUniversity of Michigan
Aileen is Associate Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship and Biomedical Engineering. Previously, Aileen was the Associate Director for Academics in the Center for Entrepreneurship and responsible for building the Program in Entrepreneurship for UM undergraduates, co-developing the masters level entrepreneurship program, and launching the biomedical engineering graduate design program. Her current research area is entrepreneurship and innovation and in higher education. Aileen has a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, a Doctorate of Philosophy from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and a Masters of Business Administration from ...
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.
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.
Dr. Amber Genau
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Amber Genau is an assistant professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She received her BS and MS from Iowa State University and PhD from Northwestern University, all in materials engineering. Before coming to UAB, Dr. Genau spent two years as a guest scientist at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Cologne, Germany. Her research interests revolve around metal solidification and microstructural characterization. She is particularly interested in broadening participation in engineering and providing international experiences and perspectives to undergraduate students.
Prof. Gary Halada
Associate ProfessorStony Brook University
Dr. Halada, Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University, directs an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program in Engineering Science. He designs educational materials focused on how engineers learn from engineering disasters and how failure and risk analysis can be used to teach about ethics and societal implications of emerging technologies. Halada also coordinates the Long Island Alternative Energy Consortium, a collaborative effort among seven campuses to develop multi-disciplinary, multi-institution undergraduate and experiential education programs in renewable and alternative energies. In recognition of his academic activities, he received ...
Dr Jeffrey Knutsen
InstructorUniversity of Colorado at Boulder
Dr. Jeffrey Knutsen is an instructor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. His interests focus primarily on the implementation of novel teaching strategies in the classroom, especially the use of electronic resources such as screencasts, concept tests, and the use of a tablet computer to facilitate a more dynamic presentation of course material. He has won a number of department- and college-level awards, including the Charles C. Gates Mechanical Engineering Faculty Fellowship and the Peebles Innovation in Education Award.
Prof. Mark French
ProfessorUniversity of Louisville
Mark N. French, PhD, PE, is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Louisville. Mark’s research addresses sustainable water treatment, hydrologic rainfall-runoff, stream and reservoir water quality, waterway transportation logistics, and effective teaching and learning.
Dr. French teaches courses in mechanics, hydraulics, hydrology, water treatment, groundwater flow (classroom and online), and international service for engineering students (in the Philippines). He is a mentor for students in the Brown Fellow Scholar program. Mark is a registered Professional Engineer(PE), has a PhD from the University of Iowa (IIHR), MS from MIT, and MEng from the University ...
Dr. Kristoph Dietrich Kinzli
Associate ProfessorFlorida Gulf Coast University
Dr. Kinzli is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering in the U. A. Whitaker College of Engineering at Florida Gulf Coast University. Dr. Kinzli received his B.S.(2003), M.S.(2005), and Ph.D.(2010) in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University. Dr. Kinzli also received a M.S.(2008) in Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology from Colorado State University. Dr. Kinzli is the ASCE student chapter faculty advisor and has serves as an ASCE ExCEEd assistant mentor. His research interests include open channel hydraulics, river mechanics, stream rehabilitation, agricultural water use, fisheries biology, and ecological restoration.
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.
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