Innovative Early-Career Engineering Faculty Selected to Participate in NAE's Fifth Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium


Wed, September 18, 2013

Washington, DC, September 18, 2013 —

Seventy-three of the nation's most innovative, young engineering educators have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's fifth Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium. Faculty members who are developing and implementing innovative educational approaches in a variety of engineering disciplines will come together for the 2-1/2-day event, where they can share ideas, learn from research and best practice in education, and leave with a charter to bring about improvement in their home institution. The attendees were nominated by fellow engineers or deans and chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants. The symposium will be held Oct. 27-30 in Irvine, Calif.

“The Frontiers of Engineering Education program gives top university faculty a special opportunity to engage together and critique new, innovative teaching techniques,” said NAE President Dan Mote. “Collaborations among these education experts are vital to developing new teaching practices for all engineering faculty who will prepare engineering students for the problems of our time."

“It is traditional that the training of Ph.D. students heavily emphasizes research and unfortunately often glosses over their role as future educators. FOEE helps to address this imbalance by supporting faculty as they learn about and use evidence-based practices in the design and implementation of innovative courses and curricula, said Stephen W. Director, Provost and Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Northeastern University and Chair of the FOEE Advisory Committee.”Through this forum our engineering faculty are empowered to create the conditions to meaningfully engage engineering students in innovation and entrepreneurship to meet 21st century challenges and are encouraged to be agents of change at their home institutions.”

The following individuals were selected as attendees

Jennifer M Bekki

Arizona State University

Sohum Sohoni

Arizona State University

Mikhail Chester

Arizona State University

Steve Richard Duke

Auburn University

Erin Lynne Jablonski

Bucknell University

Karen Bangs

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Christopher John Bettinger

Carnegie Mellon

Gary E. Wnek

Case Western Reserve University

Kathryn Johnson

Colorado School of Mines

Walker Mcmillan White

Cornell University

Alyosha Christopher Molnar

Cornell University

Pramod Abichandani

Drexel University

James J. Pembridge

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

William Oates

Florida A&M University/Florida State University

Sundararaj Sitharama Iyengar

Florida International University

Aaron M Hoover

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Ergun Simsek

George Washington University

Sujata Kumari Bhatia

Harvard University

Steve C. Chiu

Idaho State University

Timothy Bigelow

Iowa State University

Dave Raj Raman

Iowa State University

Jacquelyn Kay Nagel

James Madison University

Franz Hover

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Steven B. Leeb

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dawn M. Reinhold

Michigan State University

Eric K. Torng

Michigan State University

Tamara Reid Bush

Michigan State University

Adrienne Robyn Minerick

Michigan Technological University

Rolfe Josef Sassenfeld

New Mexico State University

Luke Nogales

New Mexico State University

Michael Dickey

North Carolina State University

Rebecca Lyn Carrier

Northeastern University

Ramteen Sioshansi

Ohio State University

Conrad S. Tucker

Pennsylvania State University

Craig B. Arnold

Princeton University

Maria Garlock

Princeton University

Nathan S Mosier

Purdue University

Jun Lou

Rice University

Krishnaswamy Ravindra

Saint Louis University

Jenna L Gorlewicz

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Ismail Fidan

Tennessee Tech University

Carl Lund

University at Buffalo - SUNY

Armin Sorooshian

University of Arizona

Guohong (Jennifer) Duan

University of Arizona

Yael (Lelli) D. Van Den Einde

University of California, San Diego

Diana Franklin

University of California, Santa Barbara

Kaveh Madani

University of Central Florida

Jenna R Jambeck

University of Georgia

Nadia Kellam

University of Georgia

David Garmire

University of Hawaii

Cinda Heeren

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Eric W Rozier

University of Miami

Srinivasan G Srivilliputhur

University of North Texas

Alexandros Taflanidis

University of Notre Dame

Paulo E Arratia

University of Pennsylvania

Cheryl Bodnar

University of Pittsburgh

Vikas Khanna

University of Pittsburgh

Bhaskar Krishnamachari

University of Southern California

Noah Malmstadt

University of Southern California

Halil Berberoglu

University of Texas at Austin

Rashaunda M. Henderson

University of Texas at Dallas

Nicholas R Gans

University of Texas at Dallas

Norman Love Jr.

University of Texas at El Paso

Vinod Kumar

University of Texas at El Paso

Avik Ghosh

University of Virginia

Harry Powell

University of Virginia

Mark Sherriff

University of Virginia

W. James Pfaendtner

University of Washington

Mark M. Budnik

Valparaiso University

Ali Mehrizi-Sani

Washington State University

Robert Richards

Washington State University

Farshid Zabihian

West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Kerry Meyers

Youngstown State University

The advisory committee members of the 2013 symposium are

Stephen Director (Chair)

Northeastern University

James Tien (Vice-Chair)

University of Miami

Mary Besterfield-Sacre

University of Pittsburgh

David Darmofal

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Trevor Harding

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Larry McIntire

Georgia Institute of Technology

Ann McKenna

Arizona State University

Darryll Pines

University of Maryland

Christopher Swan

Tufts University

The 2013 Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium is sponsored by John McDonnell and the McDonnell Family Foundation.

The National Academy of Engineering, an independent, nonprofit organization, was established in 1964 under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences as a parallel organization of outstanding engineers. Part of its mission is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology. NAE along with the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council make up the National Academies.


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