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Marisa Orr
Marisa Orr

Dr. Marisa K. Orr

United States

Assistant Professor
Clemson University

Marisa K. Orr is an Assistant Professor in Engineering and Science Education with a joint appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University. She earned her PhD in Mechanical Engineering and a Certificate of Engineering and Science Education at Clemson University and then spent two years as a postdoc in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. Her research interests include student persistence and pathways in engineering, gender equity, diversity, and academic policy. Dr. Orr is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award for her research entitled, “Empowering Students to be Adaptive Decision-Makers.”

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Michael Swartwout
Michael Swartwout

Dr Michael Swartwout

Associate Professor
Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, Saint Louis University

Michael Swartwout studies the design, operation and success rates of space systems, with an emphasis on very small spacecraft (CubeSats). He is particularly interested the ways that design influences organizational structure and vice versa, and how those influences can aid or impair mission success. Dr. Swartwout tests these ideas via teams of undergraduate students, who design, build, test and fly spacecraft. The first mission flew in 2013, and the next one will fly in late 2015.

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Karen Marais
Karen Marais

Professor Karen Marais

Associate Professor
Purdue 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.

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Fernanda Leite
Fernanda Leite

Dr. Fernanda Leite

Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Fernanda Leite is an Assistant Professor in Construction Engineering and Project Management, in the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Austin. She has a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to her graduate education, she worked as a Project Manager in her home country Brazil, in multiple government and commercial building construction projects. Her technical interests include building and civil information modeling, collaboration and coordination technologies, and visualization. At the University of Texas, Dr. Leite teaches Project Management and Economics, Building Information ...

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Bonnie Haferkamp
Bonnie Haferkamp

Dr. Bonnie Haferkamp

Senior Lecturer
Illinois Institute of Technology

Bonnie Haferkamp is a Senior Lecturer of Biomedical Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology. She serves on the Armour College of Engineering Distinctive Education Council and is the Director of Student Success for the college. In these roles, she is involved with developing and implementing curricular and co-curricular programs to enrich the educational experience across all areas of engineering. Prior to joining IIT, she worked for several major life sciences and technology companies as a chemical engineer applying artificial intelligence and mathematical models to biological systems, and in global market development roles.

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Bryan Boudouris
Bryan Boudouris

Professor Bryan W Boudouris

United States

Assistant Professor
Purdue University

Bryan W. Boudouris is an assistant professor in the School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University. Furthermore, he is a co-founder and scientific advisor of the water purification start-up company Anfiro, Inc. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004. After receiving his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2009, he conducted postdoctoral research from 2009 to 2011 at the University of California, Berkeley. His group’s current research interests include the design, characterization, and implementation of homopolymers and block polymers for advanced water, energy, and security applications.

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Regina Murphy
Regina Murphy

Prof. Regina Murphy

Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professor Regina Murphy received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and worked for five years at Chevron's Richmond Refinery, before returning to MIT for graduate studies. She joined the faculty in Chemical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1989. Her primary research interest is in aggregation of a class of proteins known as amyloidogenic proteins, which have been linked to Alzheimer's, Huntington’s, and other neurodegenerative disease. She is the author of a textbook, Introduction to Chemical Processes: Principles, Analysis, Synthesis, received the Chancellor’s Teaching Award, and has been elected Fellow of AIMBE.

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Rachel McCord
Rachel McCord

Dr. Rachel McCord

Lecturer
The University of Tennessee

Dr. Rachel McCord is a Lecturer in the Engineering Fundamentals Division at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UTK and her Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Virginia Tech. Dr. McCord teaches engineering phsyics to approximately 750 students each semester. She also teaches the only academic student success course devoted specifically to engineering students on the UTK campus. Her research interests include the development of self-regulatory and metacognitive skills in engineering students and how these skills impact performance and retention.

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Amber Kemppainen
Amber Kemppainen

Ms Amber Kemppainen

United States

Senior Lecturer
Michigan 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.

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Clifton Woodson
Clifton Woodson

Dr. Clifton Brock Woodson

Assistant Professor
University of Georgia

Dr. Woodson is a civil engineer and coastal oceanographer who works on coastal sustainability issues, coastal circulation, and biophysical coupling in marine ecosystems. He has been an assistant professor at the University of Georgia for 3 years and was a Research Engineer and Senior Lecturer at Stanford University in his prior appointment. At UGA, Dr. Woodson teaches engineering-wide Fluid Mechanics. For his efforts, he was awarded the 2015 university-wide Creative Teaching Award. His research takes him to remote areas worldwide, currenty Baja, MX and Ofu, American Samoa.

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Virginia Davis
Virginia Davis

Professor Virginia Angelica Davis

Professor
Auburn University

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.

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Alan McGaughey
Alan McGaughey

Prof. Alan McGaughey

Professor
Carnegie 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.

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