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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. 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.
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. Kyle Reed
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of South Florida
Kyle B. Reed is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Florida. He received the B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee in 2001 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics at The Johns Hopkins University. His research interests include haptics, human-machine interaction, rehabilitation engineering, medical robotics, and engineering education.
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.
Dr. Eduardo A. Silva
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of California, Davis
Dr. Silva is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis). He received his undergraduate degree in Metallurgical and Materials Science Engineering from University of Porto, Portugal, 2001. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences: Bioengineering in 2008 (University of Porto & Harvard University). After the completion of his Ph.D., Dr. Silva was awarded a Wyss Technology Development fellowship (Harvard University). He was also a lecturer and Instructor of Bioengineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (2009-2011). At the UC Davis, Dr. Silva teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses.
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.
Dr. William Ernst Josephson
Senior LecturerAuburn University
Bill Josephson is a Senior Lecturer in Auburn University's Depart of Chemical Engineering. He has an undergraduate degree from Clarkson University and graduate degrees from Auburn University, all in chemical engineering. During the 90s he worked in the pulp & paper industry as a group leader in an R&D center of Beloit Corporation. Following teaching stints at Miami University (as a visiting professor) & Tuskegee University he returned to Auburn in 2006. His duties at Auburn have been teaching-centric with a special emphasis on the laboratory courses.
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 ...
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. 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 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.
Dr. Aileen Huang-Saad
Associate Professor of PracticeUniversity of Michigan
Aileen is Associate Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship and Biomedical Engineering. Previously, Aileen was the Associate Director for Academics in the Center for Entrepreneurship and responsible for building the Program in Entrepreneurship for UM undergraduates, co-developing the masters level entrepreneurship program, and launching the biomedical engineering graduate design program. Her current research area is entrepreneurship and innovation and in higher education. Aileen has a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, a Doctorate of Philosophy from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and a Masters of Business Administration from ...
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