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Three Engineering Faculty Members Selected to Participate in NAE's Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium

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

Oct 9, 2015

Three College of Engineering faculty members are among seventy of the nation's most innovative, young engineering educators who have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's seventh Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium.

Chloe Arson, assistant professor of civil & environmental engineering; Julie Linsey, associate professor of mechanical engineering; and Cassandra Telenko, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, will represent Georgia Tech. 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 NAE members or deans and chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants. The symposium will be held Oct. 25-28 in Irvine, Calif.

 “The Frontiers of Engineering Education program brings together top university faculty to explore preparing engineers for the world’s great engineering challenges,” said NAE President Dan Mote. “It is a no-holds-barred look at the front-edge of engineering education for the 21st Century."

 “The World of Engineering Education is rapidly changing from traditional classroom approaches to focusing more on learning modalities, pedagogy, and strategies.  In addition, advances in technology is allowing us to implement a variety of active learning strategies including online, collaborative and blended approaches.  As a consequence, faculty not only need to update their course content but also their delivery approach so as to better engage today’s students, said Darryll J. Pines, Nariman Farvardin Professor and Dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering at University of Maryland and Chair of the FOEE Advisory Committee.“ This annual FOEE Symposium brings together talented engineering educators who share their ideas and learn from others about new and innovative approaches to educating the next generation of engineers.”