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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.
Prof. Rudiger Schlaf
Prof.University of South Florida
Rudy Schlaf joined the EE department at USF in 2000. His field of research is electronic materials and their interfaces. He has a strong interest in undergraduate education. He started the USF College of Engineering Research Experience for Undergraduates program in 2002 and directed it until 2014. This program introduced a significant number of undergraduates (~800) to state-of-the-art research in research labs across the college and USF. His current focus in undergraduate teaching is on experiential learning/teaching techniques that have the potential to reach larger numbers of undergraduate students to improve retention and career preparedness.
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. Margaret Slattery
Assistant ProfessorPennsylvania State University
Dr. Slattery’s work focuses on the undergraduate biomedical engineering student and their academic experience. She works in a range of roles: teaching core curriculum - from first year seminars through senior capstone design courses, and guiding students as an academic adviser. She serves as the departmental program administrator and is engaged at the college level in student recruitment and student services. At the university level she leads curricular affairs, and general education reform. She is continually looking to use her experience and passion for engineering education to enhance student learning and help engage students in meaningful educational experiences.
Dr. Douglas Tougaw
Doug Tougaw is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Valparaiso University. His scientific research focuses on novel quantum computer architectures, and his pedagogical interests focus on instilling skills of creativity and innovation in his students. He earned his B.S.E.E. degree from Rose-Hulman in 1991, his Ph.D. from Notre Dame in 1996, and his MBA from Valparaiso University in 2005. Doug is very active in ASEE, having previously served on the Board of Directors and currently serving on several national committees.
Dr. Clifton Brock Woodson
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Georgia
Dr. Woodson is a civil engineer and coastal oceanographer who works on coastal sustainability issues, coastal circulation, and biophysical coupling in marine ecosystems. He has been an assistant professor at the University of Georgia for 3 years and was a Research Engineer and Senior Lecturer at Stanford University in his prior appointment. At UGA, Dr. Woodson teaches engineering-wide Fluid Mechanics. For his efforts, he was awarded the 2015 university-wide Creative Teaching Award. His research takes him to remote areas worldwide, currenty Baja, MX and Ofu, American Samoa.
Prof. Branko Glisic
Associate ProfessorPrinceton University
Branko Glišić received his degrees in Civil Engineering and Theoretical Mathematics at University of Belgrade, Serbia, and Ph.D. at the EPFL, Switzerland. After eight-year long experience at SMARTEC SA, Switzerland, he moved to Princeton University, where he holds position of Associate Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His main areas of interest are Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), advanced sensors based on fiber-optics, large-area electronics and conductive polymers, SHM data management and analysis, smart structures, and heritage structures. He is author and co-author of numerous papers, short courses, and the book “Fibre Optic Methods for Structural ...
Prof. Waheed U. Bajwa
Assistant ProfessorRutgers University--New Brunswick
Waheed U. Bajwa received PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2009. He was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University from 2009 to 2010, and a Research Scientist at Duke University from 2010 to 2011. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University. He received the Morgridge Distinguished Graduate Fellowship from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003, the Army Research Office Young Investigator Award in 2014, and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2015. His research interests include harmonic analysis, statistics, machine learning, and signal processing.
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.
Dr. William Ernst Josephson
Senior LecturerAuburn University
Bill Josephson is a Senior Lecturer in Auburn University's Depart of Chemical Engineering. He has an undergraduate degree from Clarkson University and graduate degrees from Auburn University, all in chemical engineering. During the 90s he worked in the pulp & paper industry as a group leader in an R&D center of Beloit Corporation. Following teaching stints at Miami University (as a visiting professor) & Tuskegee University he returned to Auburn in 2006. His duties at Auburn have been teaching-centric with a special emphasis on the laboratory courses.
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. Shawn S Jordan
Assistant ProfessorArizona State University
Shawn Jordan is an Assistant Professor and a Fulton Exemplar Faculty member in the Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. He teaches embedded systems design courses, and studies context in engineering design education. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering Education and M.S./B.S. in ECE from Purdue University. Jordan has several grants, including “CAREER: Engineering Design Across Navajo Culture, Community, and Society” the NSF RED grant “Additive Innovation: An Educational Ecosystem of Making and Risk Taking” (Co-PI). He was also part NSF’s Innovation Corps for Learning, and was named one of ASEE PRISM’s “20 Faculty Under 40” in 2014.
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.
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