Professor Maria Garlock has been selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering's 2013 Frontiers in Engineering Education Symposum. She will be one of 73 of the nation's most innovative, young engineering educators to take part in the Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium.
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 fellow engineers or deans and chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants. The symposium will be held Oct. 27-30 in Irvine, California.
As NAE President Dan Mote notes, "“The Frontiers of Engineering Education program gives top university faculty a special opportunity to engage together and critique new, innovative teaching techniques. Collaborations among these education experts are vital to developing new teaching practices for all engineering faculty who will prepare engineering students for the problems of our time."
The Chair of the FOEE Advisory Committee, Stephen W. Director, also states "Through this forum our engineering faculty are empowered to create the conditions to meaningfully engage engineering students in innovation and entrepreneurship to meet 21st century challenges and are encouraged to be agents of change at their home institutions.”
Congratulations to Professor Garlock on her selection to participate!
The mission of the National Academy of Engineering is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology.