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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.
Dr. Sinan Onal
Assistant ProfessorSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville
Dr. Sinan Onal is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. He received his MS degree in Engineering Management and Ph.D. degree in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering from University of South Florida. His current research focuses on Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD), medical product development, machine learning and data mining, and manufacturing and R&D strategy. He worked twelve years in industry for several companies in a range of positions and departments. Dr. Onal has extensive experience on new product development.
Dr. Nicholas A. Pohlman
Associate ProfessorNorthern Illinois University
Dr. Pohlman completed his mechanical engineering undergraduate degree at the University of Dayton followed by an SM in aeronautics & astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD in mechanical engineering at Northwestern University. For the past eight years, he has been an a faculty member at Northern Illinois University serving as instructor for both upper division courses in Fluid Mechanics and Experimental Methods as well as the general education courses of Introduction to Engineering and Energy & the Environment. He has received multiple faculty of the year awards from the department, college, and university honors program.
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.
Assistant Professor Elizabeth LeBleu Dirk
Assistant ProfessorThe University of New Mexico
Dr. Elizabeth Hedberg-Dirk is an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. She received her BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her PhD in Bioengineering from Rice University. She has taught Chemical Reaction Engineering and Biomolecular Engineering as core chemical engineering undergraduate courses as well as an elective in tissue engineering for both chemical and biomedical engineering undergraduate and graduate students. She has attended the ASEE Chemical Engineering Summer School and was an active participant in the VaNTH Third Biomedical Education Summit.
Prof. William S. Hammack
Professor & Morris ScholarUniversity of Illinois, Urbana
Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois - Urbana. My current work uses new media methods to produce and distribute films and books that explain engineering to the public. I My work has been recognized by a broad range of engineering, scientific and journalistic organizations. Including the Edwin F. Church Medal, ASME; Service to Society Award, AIChE; Science-in-Society Award, National Association of Science Writers; President’s Award, American Society for Engineering Education; Distinguished Literary Contribution Furthering the Public Understanding of the Profession IEEE; GradyAward, American Chemical Society; and First Prize, Science OnLine ...
Assistant Professor Cassandra Telenko
Assistant ProfessorGeorgia Institute of Technology
Cassandra Telenko is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design at Georgia Tech. Her work in eco-design results in methods for analyzing environmental impacts of design decisions, redesigning products for energy efficiency, modeling usage contexts, and providing actionable guidelines to help designers reduce environmental impacts.
Cassandra’s teaching experience spans engineering design and energy topics at Georgia Tech, UT-Austin, MIT, and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). She completed her postdoctoral work at MIT and SUTD in 2014, and her Masters (2009) and PhD (2012) in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
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.
Prof. Grisselle Centeno
Associate ProfessorUniversity of South Florida
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.
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. Leonid Tsybeskov
ProfessorNew Jersey Institute of Technology
Leonid Tsybeskov is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has joined NJIT as an Associate Professor in 2001. Prior to joining NJIT, he was a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. He received his Ph.D. degree (Applied Physics) in 1986 and MS degree (Physics) in 1978, both from Mechnikov National University in Odessa, Ukraine. He is author and co-author of more than 150 publications. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and German Academic Exchange Service.
Associate ProfessorGeorgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Linsey’s research is an integration of engineering design and cognitive psychology to study design cognition. Her research seeks to understand designers' cognitive processes with the goal of creating better tools and approaches to enhance innovation. She focuses on development of new methods and tools to support the early phases of design. Dr. Linsey's research areas include Design Cognition, Engineering Design Theory and Methods, Engineering Innovation and Creativity, Design by Analogy, Bioinspired Design, and Engineering Education. Her current project include understanding the impact of university maker spaces, design cognition in high achieving professionals, and evaluating ...
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