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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. 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.
Dr. Calvin M. Stewart
Assistant ProfessorThe University of Texas at El Paso
Dr. Stewart is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso. He obtained a BS, MS, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Central Florida in 2008, 2009, and 2013 respectively. Dr. Stewart is the director of the Materials at Extremes Research Group (MERG) that focuses on experimental, theoretical, and numerical approaches to multiaxial multiscale high temperature phenomena. Since arriving at UTEP in 2014 he has been part of a blended learning initiative to bring innovative teaching methods to the engineering curriculum.
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 Diane E Sieber
Associate Dean for Education-College of EngineeringUniversity of Colorado
Diane Sieber (MA, PhD. Princeton University) is the Associate Dean for Education in the College of Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder and Director and Faculty in Residence of the Global Engineering Residential Academic Program. Professor Sieber is a President’s Teaching Scholar, has been a Carnegie Teaching Scholar and has won multiple teaching awards.
Dr. Sieber’s most recent research includes studies of learning through online social networks, blended in-class and residential learning, engaging large classes through game-informed course design, and addressing learner digital distraction--by laptops, tablets and mobile phones--in classroom settings.
Prof. Alex Orlov
Associate ProfessorStony Brook University
Dr. Alexander Orlov is an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA. He is also a faculty member of the Consortium for Interdisciplinary Environmental Research, an affiliate faculty of Chemistry Department and affiliate faculty at the Institute for Advanced Computational Science. In addition Dr. Orlov is serving as the European Research Council (EU) and National Science Foundation (US) funded Visiting Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. His major research and teaching activities are in development of novel materials for energy generation, structural applications and environmental protection.
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.
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. Dirk Grunwald
ProfessorUniversity of Colorado at Boulder
Dirk Grunwald is the Wilfred and Caroline Slade Endowed Professor at the University of Colorado in the Department of Computer Science. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois in 1989 and has been at the University of Colorado since that time. Dr. Grunwald's research involves computer systems, security and wireless networking. He has graduated over 25 Ph.D. students while at Colorado.
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.
Prof. Sarah C Vigmostad
Associate ProfessorUniversity of Iowa
Sarah Vigmostad is an Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering. Her research focuses on the development and application of advanced simulation techniques so that important, clinically relevant questions can be asked and answered, with the goal of improving the way that diseases are identified, understood, and treated. Sarah is a passionate teacher, and has been honored with multiple teaching awards, recognizing her innovations in teaching and her commitment to fostering engaging and inquiry-driven classrooms. Whether she’s teaching Statics, BME Senior Design, or advanced cardiovascular mechanics courses, she strives to keep the classroom dynamic and engaged.
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. Keith Holland
Associate ProfessorJames Madison University
Keith Holland is an Associate Professor and the Assistant Academic Unit Head for the Department of Engineering at James Madison University (JMU). He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia and subsequently served as the Vice President for Research and Development at Avir Sensors, a start-up sensing and security technology company. As a faculty member at JMU, he contributed to the development of the mechanics, electronics, thermodynamics, and heat transfer courses as well as two engineering field-study abroad programs in Malta and Kenya.
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