Mines professors selected for National Academy of Engineering symposium
GOLDEN, Colo., Oct. 7, 2011 – Mines Assistant Professor Kip Findley and Associate Professor Matthew Liberatore will join some of the nation’s most innovative, young engineering educators at the National Academy of Engineering’s third Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium, Nov. 13-16 in Irvine, Calif.
Early-career faculty members who are developing and implementing innovative educational approaches in a variety of engineering disciplines will come together for the 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 fellow engineers or deans and chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants.
"The Frontiers of Engineering Education program creates a unique venue for engineering faculty members to share and explore interesting and effective innovations in teaching and learning,” said NAE President Charles M. Vest. “We want FOEE to become a major force in identifying, recognizing and promulgating advances and innovations in order to build a strong intellectual infrastructure and commitment to 21st-century engineering education.”
This year's program will focus on teaching leading-edge engineering knowledge, project-based learning, active and self-directed learning and assessment of student learning and education innovation.
“In our increasingly global and competitive world, the United States needs to marshal its resources to address the strategic shortfall of engineering leaders in the next decades,” said Edward F. Crawley, Ford Professor of Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the chair of the FOEE planning committee. “By holding this event, we have recognized some of the finest young engineering educators in the nation, and will better equip them to transform the educational process at their universities.”
Findley is faculty in the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department’s Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center. Liberatore heads the Liberatore Rheology Laboratory and is faculty in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department.
David Tauchen, Public Relations Specialist / 303-273-3088 / DTauchen@mines.edu
Karen Gilbert, Director of Public Relations / 303-273-3541 / KGilbert@mines.edu