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Juan Lucena is Associate Professor, Liberal Arts and International Studies Division, Colorado School of Mines. He is also a 2005-6 Senior Fellow of the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education at NAE and Visiting Professor in Science and Engineering Education at the Universidad de Las Americas in Puebla, Mexico. Dr. Lucena was a Distinguished Lecturer at the 2006 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Meeting and keynote lecturer at the 2004 National Conference on Engineering Education in Colombia. Dr. Lucena has directed the Science, Technology, and Globalization Program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engineers at CSM. During the summer of 1999, Dr. Lucena was faculty-in-residence for the Washington Internship for Students of Engineering (WISE) program in Washington, D.C., a policy education program sponsored by the major engineering societies. He has Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering and Science and Technology Studies (STS) degrees from Rensselaer and a doctorate in STS Virginia Tech.
Dr. Lucena has been Principal Investigator in a number of NSF-funded research and curriculum development projects, including Global Engineers: Ethnography of Globalization in Engineering Education, Hiring, Practices, and Designs, aimed at researching the impact of globalization on engineering in three continents, and Enhancing Engineering Education through Humanitarian Ethics, focused on researching and developing curricula at the intersection between ‘humanitarianism’ and ‘engineering ethics.’ He has been co-PI in a number of research projects, including Engineers and the Metrics of Progress, a comparative ethnographic and historical study that explores relationships between engineers and national identity. He is author of Defending the Nation: U.S. Policymaking in Science and Engineering Education from Sputnik to the War against Terrorism (University Press of America 2005) and co-developer of Engineering Cultures® multimedia courseware (with Gary Downey, Virginia Tech).