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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. Gunar Schirner
Associate ProfessorNortheastern University
Gunar Schirner is an Associate Professor at the Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He holds a Ph.D. degree (2008) and a M.S. degree (2005) in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Irvine. He graduated in computer engineering from the Berufsakademie Berlin, Germany, in 1998.
Gunar Schirner also has 5 years of industry experience at Alcatel (now Alcatel-Lucent) where he designed distributed embedded real-time software for telecommunication products. His research interests include the design of embedded computer systems; novel architectures for embedded vision; cyberphysical systems; system-level design and methodologies; hardware/software co-design.
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. Matthew Eckelman
Assistant ProfessorNortheastern University
Matthew Eckelman is an Assistant Professor at Northeastern University in Civil and Environmental Engineering, with secondary appointments in Chemical Engineering and Public Policy. His research focuses on large-scale modeling of industrial resource use and emissions and subsequent impacts on the environment and public health. Dr. Eckelman was a co-recipient of the Laudise Prize in Industrial Ecology in 2013 and an NSF CAREER award in 2015. He holds a B.A. in Physics and Mathematics from Amherst College and a doctorate in Chemical and Environmental Engineering from Yale University.
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.
Prof. Grisselle Centeno
Associate ProfessorFlorida Southern College
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. 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.
Professor Douglas P. Holmes
Assistant ProfessorBoston University
Douglas Holmes is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Boston University. He received degrees in Chemistry from the University of New Hampshire (B.S. 2004), Polymer Science & Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (M.S. 2005, Ph.D. 2009), and was a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University. Prior to joining Boston University, he was an Assistant Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Tech. His research focuses on understanding how objects change shape. He recently received the NSF CAREER Award and the ASEE Ferdinand P. Beer and E. Russell Johnston Jr. Outstanding New Mechanics Educator award.
Dr. Kyle Bibby
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Pittsburgh
Dr. Kyle Bibby is currently an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh with a secondary appointment in Computational Biology. Prior to joining Pitt, he completed his BS in Civil Engineering at the University of Notre Dame and PhD in Environmental Engineering at Yale University. His research interests center around understanding the presence, ecology, and diversity of microorganisms, such as viruses and bacteria, in the context of water quality and human health. In addition, he is interested in developing research experiences for both undergraduate engineering students and the general public (citizen science).
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.”
Dr. Patrick Shamberger
Assistant ProfessorTexas A&M Engineering
Dr. Shamberger has a background in functional inorganic materials, including phase transformations, crystal structure/property relationships, and thermodynamics. These have been applied to problems on both natural (geological) and engineered systems, including the areas of phase transformations for thermal storage, energy conversion, and electronic resistance switching applications. Currently, he is an assistant professor at Texas A&M University. Patrick Shamberger received his Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Washington in 2010, an M.S. in Geology & Geophysics from the University of Hawaii in 2004, and a B.S.E. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from ...
Prof. Rebecca Atadero
Assistant ProfessorColorado State University
Rebecca Atadero is an assistant professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Colorado State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of California, San Diego in 2006. Her technical research focuses on the inspection, management and renewal of existing structures, particularly bridges. She conducts research for the Colorado Department of Transportation and serves as the CSU program director for the Mountain Plains Consortium the region 8 USDOT University Transportation Center. She also conducts research in the field of engineering education with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion.
Dr. Panagiotis Artemiadis
Panagiotis (Panos) Artemiadis received the Diploma and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece, in 2003 and 2009, respectively. From 2009 to 2011, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Mechanical Engineering Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Since 2011, he has been with Arizona State University as Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering. His research interests include the areas of robotics, controls, brain–machine interfaces and human–swarm interaction. He is the recipient of the 2014 AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award and the 2014 DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA).
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