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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 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. 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.
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.
Assistant Professor Chloe Arson
Assistant ProfessorGeorgia Institute of Technology
Arson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She earned a Master in civil engineering (2006), a Master of Science in soil and rock mechanics (2006) and a Ph.D. in geomechanics (2009) at Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech (France). She is a theoretical and numerical expert in damage and healing rock mechanics, thermo-chemo-poromechanics, and underground storage. She organizes sponsored research workshops, and serves as a reviewer for more than twenty journals. At GeorgiaTech, she leads the Energy Geotechnology undergraduate laboratory and is supported to study ethics and hydraulic fracturing.
Professor Bryan W Boudouris
Assistant ProfessorPurdue University
Bryan W. Boudouris is an assistant professor in the School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University. Furthermore, he is a co-founder and scientific advisor of the water purification start-up company Anfiro, Inc. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004. After receiving his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2009, he conducted postdoctoral research from 2009 to 2011 at the University of California, Berkeley. His group’s current research interests include the design, characterization, and implementation of homopolymers and block polymers for advanced water, energy, and security applications.
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 ...
Dr. Deborah D Stine
Professor of the PracticeCarnegie Mellon University
Dr. Deborah Stine is Professor of the Practice in Engineering and Public Policy and Associate Director for Policy Outreach for the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University. She was Executive Director of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology at the White House from 2009-2012. Previously, she was a science and technology policy specialist with the Congressional Research Service and associate director of the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy at the National Academies. She holds a BS in engineering from the University of California, Irvine, an MBA, and a PhD from American University.
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.
Prof. David Issadore
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Pennsylvania
My research focuses on the integration of microelectronics, microfluidics, nanomaterials and their application to medicine. This multidisciplinary approach enables me to explore new technologies to bring medical diagnostics from expensive, centralized facilities, directly to clinical and resource-limited settings. My academic background in electrical engineering and applied physics and my research experience in a hospital research laboratory prepared me to work and collaborate effectively on these inherently cross-disciplinary problems.
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 ...
Dr. Christian Claudel
Assistant ProfessorThe University of Texas at Austin
Christian Claudel is an Assistant Professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at UT-Austin. He received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from UC-Berkeley in 2010, and the MS degree in Plasma Physics from Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon in 2004. He received the Leon Chua Award from UC-Berkeley in 2010 for his work on the Mobile Millennium traffic monitoring system. His research interests include control and estimation of distributed parameter systems, wireless sensor networks and unmanned aerial vehicles.
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.
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