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


Wed, September 07, 2016

Washington, DC, September 07, 2016 —

Forty-eight of the nation's most innovative engineering educators have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's eighth 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 at their home institution. The attendees were nominated by NAE members and engineering deans and chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants. The symposium will be held Sep. 25-28 in Irvine, Calif.

"The goal of the Frontiers of Engineering Education program is to strengthen US innovation by nurturing and catalyzing the insights of education leaders on today’s 21st century engineering education needs,” said NAE President C. D. Mote, Jr. “The program builds this community of engaged engineering educators as a resource committed to the preparation of engineering students for today’s engineering world.”

“With today’s unprecedented pace of technological advances and the significant challenges the world faces, engineering education plays a crucial role. But it must reinvent itself in order to produce a larger and more diverse engineering workforce highly capable of innovation and value creation for society,” said Nadine Aubry, University Distinguished Professor and Dean of the College of Engineering at Northeastern University and Chair of the FOEE Advisory Committee. “The Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium provides a forum for creative engineering educators to generate novel approaches, share early implementation schemes, establish a national network, and serve as change agents in their home institutions.”

The following individuals were selected to attend

Casey Ankeny

Arizona State University

Samantha Brunhaver

Arizona State University

Jeremi London

Arizona State University

Bryan Beckingham

Auburn University

Jeffrey LaMondia

Auburn University

Jin Wang

Auburn University

Lisa Benson

Clemson University

Elizabeth Bucholz

Duke University

Kimberly Hunter

Florida A&M University-Florida State University

Elizabeth DiSalvo

Georgia Institute of Technology

Katherine Fu

Georgia Institute of Technology

Donald Webster

Georgia Institute of Technology

Benjamin Ahn

Iowa State University

Joel Voldman

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Geoffrey Recktenwald

Michigan State University

Muhammad Dawood

New Mexico State University

Vikram Kapila

New York University

Yunsi Fei

Northeastern University

Edgar Goluch

Northeastern University

Andrew Myers

Northeastern University

Vikash Gayah

Pennsylvania State University

Allison Godwin

Purdue University

Sara McMillan

Purdue University

Tahira Reid

Purdue University

Amanda Cox

Saint Louis University

Scott Sell

Saint Louis University

Katie Cadwell

Syracuse University

Anant Sahai

University of California, Berkeley

Michelle Khine

University of California, Irvine

George Bollas

University of Connecticut

Michael Pettes

University of Connecticut

Arash Zaghi

University of Connecticut

Aaron Ohta

University of Hawaii

Timothy Bretl

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Matthew West

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Janet Lumpp

University of Kentucky

Suhrud Rajguru

University of Miami

Cynthia Finelli

University of Michigan

Fei Wen

University of Michigan

James Van de Ven

University of Minnesota

David Stotts, Jr.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Samuel Dickerson

University of Pittsburgh

Trevor Hrynyk

University of Texas at Austin

Roger Gonzalez

University of Texas at El Paso

Swomitra Mohanty

University of Utah

William Guilford

University of Virginia

Patrick Browning

West Virginia University

The advisory committee members for the 2016 symposium are

Nadine Aubry (Chair)

Northeastern University

Sharon Wood (Vice Chair)

University of Texas at Austin

Edward Berger

Purdue University

Rebecca Carrier

Northeastern University

Naomi Chesler

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Lisa Huettel

Duke University

Enrique Lavernia

University of California, Irvine

Conrad Tucker

Pennsylvania State University

The 2016 Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium is sponsored by John McDonnell, Nandita and Sanjit K. Mitra, and the National Science Foundation.

Founded in 1964, the National Academy of Engineering is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. The mission of the Academy 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. The NAE is part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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