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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.
Dr. Kristoph Dietrich Kinzli
Associate ProfessorFlorida Gulf Coast University
Dr. Kinzli is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering in the U. A. Whitaker College of Engineering at Florida Gulf Coast University. Dr. Kinzli received his B.S.(2003), M.S.(2005), and Ph.D.(2010) in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University. Dr. Kinzli also received a M.S.(2008) in Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology from Colorado State University. Dr. Kinzli is the ASCE student chapter faculty advisor and has serves as an ASCE ExCEEd assistant mentor. His research interests include open channel hydraulics, river mechanics, stream rehabilitation, agricultural water use, fisheries biology, and ecological restoration.
Professor Karen Marais
Associate ProfessorPurdue 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.
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 Tamara Kinzer-Ursem
Assistant ProfessorPurdue University
Tamara Kinzer-Ursem is an Assistant Professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. Her research is highly interdisciplinary; combining protein engineering and chemical biology approaches with computational biology to study the spatiotemporal dynamics of protein signaling networks that drive cellular behavior. Her research group is developing selective protein tagging and protein-surface conjugation methods that are coupled with nanotechnologies and other emergent techniques to rapidly characterize protein function. Computational work includes the development of deterministic and stochastic simulations of protein signaling in small cellular compartments. These techniques are ...
Assistant Professor Chloe Arson
Assistant ProfessorGeorgia Institute of Technology
Arson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She earned a Master in civil engineering (2006), a Master of Science in soil and rock mechanics (2006) and a Ph.D. in geomechanics (2009) at Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech (France). She is a theoretical and numerical expert in damage and healing rock mechanics, thermo-chemo-poromechanics, and underground storage. She organizes sponsored research workshops, and serves as a reviewer for more than twenty journals. At GeorgiaTech, she leads the Energy Geotechnology undergraduate laboratory and is supported to study ethics and hydraulic fracturing.
Dr. Dirk Grunwald
ProfessorUniversity of Colorado at Boulder
Dirk Grunwald is the Wilfred and Caroline Slade Endowed Professor at the University of Colorado in the Department of Computer Science. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois in 1989 and has been at the University of Colorado since that time. Dr. Grunwald's research involves computer systems, security and wireless networking. He has graduated over 25 Ph.D. students while at Colorado.
Professor Douglas P. Holmes
Assistant ProfessorBoston University
Douglas Holmes is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Boston University. He received degrees in Chemistry from the University of New Hampshire (B.S. 2004), Polymer Science & Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (M.S. 2005, Ph.D. 2009), and was a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University. Prior to joining Boston University, he was an Assistant Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Tech. His research focuses on understanding how objects change shape. He recently received the NSF CAREER Award and the ASEE Ferdinand P. Beer and E. Russell Johnston Jr. Outstanding New Mechanics Educator 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.
Prof. Waheed U. Bajwa
Assistant ProfessorRutgers University--New Brunswick
Waheed U. Bajwa received PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2009. He was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University from 2009 to 2010, and a Research Scientist at Duke University from 2010 to 2011. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University. He received the Morgridge Distinguished Graduate Fellowship from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003, the Army Research Office Young Investigator Award in 2014, and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2015. His research interests include harmonic analysis, statistics, machine learning, and signal processing.
Dr. Marisa K. Orr
Assistant ProfessorClemson 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.”
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. Nicholas A. Pohlman
Associate ProfessorNorthern Illinois University
Dr. Pohlman completed his mechanical engineering undergraduate degree at the University of Dayton followed by an SM in aeronautics & astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD in mechanical engineering at Northwestern University. For the past eight years, he has been an a faculty member at Northern Illinois University serving as instructor for both upper division courses in Fluid Mechanics and Experimental Methods as well as the general education courses of Introduction to Engineering and Energy & the Environment. He has received multiple faculty of the year awards from the department, college, and university honors program.
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