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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. 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. David M. Cwiertny
Associate ProfessorThe University of Iowa
David M. Cwiertny is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Iowa (UI), where he serves as Director of Graduate Studies. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Engineering Science with a Chemistry minor from U.C. Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He researches aquatic pollutant fate in natural and engineered systems and teaches courses related to society’s pursuit of sustainable water resources. He also serves as the Environmental Policy Research Director at the UI Public Policy Center and the Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology.
Ms Amber Kemppainen
Senior LecturerMichigan Technological University
Amber Kemppainen is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering Fundamentals at Michigan Technological University. She is interested in how students learn within an online course management system. She has been active in course development and the implementation of web-based tools and blended learning content into her courses throughout the department.
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.
Dr. Rachel McCord
LecturerThe University of Tennessee
Dr. Rachel McCord is a Lecturer in the Engineering Fundamentals Division at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UTK and her Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Virginia Tech. Dr. McCord teaches engineering phsyics to approximately 750 students each semester. She also teaches the only academic student success course devoted specifically to engineering students on the UTK campus. Her research interests include the development of self-regulatory and metacognitive skills in engineering students and how these skills impact performance and retention.
Dr. Steffen Peuker
Assistant ProfessorCalifornia Polytechnic State University
Dr. Steffen Peuker holds the James L. Bartlett, Jr. Assistant Professor position in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the California State University in San Luis Obispo. His research in engineering education focuses on increasing student retention and success in engineering through implementation of a student success focused approach in introduction to engineering courses/seminars. In addition, his work in engineering education innovations focuses on Team-Based Learning (TBL), student-industry cooperation, and developing innovative ways of merging engineering fundamentals and engineering in practice and research. He is teaching courses, including laboratories, in the HVAC&R ...
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. Fernanda Leite
Assistant ProfessorThe University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Fernanda Leite is an Assistant Professor in Construction Engineering and Project Management, in the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Austin. She has a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to her graduate education, she worked as a Project Manager in her home country Brazil, in multiple government and commercial building construction projects. Her technical interests include building and civil information modeling, collaboration and coordination technologies, and visualization. At the University of Texas, Dr. Leite teaches Project Management and Economics, Building Information ...
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.
Dr. Saeed Lotfifard
Assistant ProfessorWashington State University
Saeed Lotfifard is an assistant professor with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and Energy Systems Innovation center (ESIC) at Washington State university. He received my Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University in electrical engineering in 2011.
Dr. Lotfifard research interests include
Power system protection,
Wide area monitoring, protection, and control (WAMPAC), Health monitoring, fault diagnosis and prognosis of renewable energy generators and storage systems (wind turbine, photovoltaic systems, and battery energy storage),
Modeling and monitoring of faulted large-scale cyber-physical energy systems/smart grids.
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.
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.
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