Innovative early-career engineering faculty selected to participate in NAE's FIRST Frontiers of Engineering education symposium

GOLDEN, Colo., Oct. 7, 2009 – Jen Schneider, assistant professor in Colorado School of Mines’ Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies, has been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) first Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium.

Schneider — one of 49 of the nation's brightest young engineering researchers and educators chosen to participate — will share ideas, learn from research and best practice in education, and leave with a charter to bring about improvement at Mines.
Symposium participants are engineering faculty members in the first half of their careers who are developing and implementing innovative educational approaches in a variety of disciplines. They were nominated by fellow engineers or deans and chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants.
The program will focus on effective ways to ensure that students learn the engineering fundamentals, the expanding knowledge base of new technology, and the skills necessary to be an effective engineer or engineering researcher.
Barbara Olds, associate vice president for Educational Innovation and Mines professor, served on the 2009 planning committee.
The symposium will be held Nov. 15-18 in Herndon, Va., and is sponsored by the O’Donnell Foundation.
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