- Thursday, 20 September 2012 09:58
Professors Laura Suggs and John Zhang will take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s fourth Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium, which will be held October 14–17 in Irvine, California.
Suggs and Zhang are among 72 of the nation’s most innovative, young engineering educators to participate in the event, which brings together faculty members who are developing and implementing innovative educational approaches in a variety of disciplines. Engineering educators will share ideas, learn from research and best practice in education, and leave with a charter to bring improvement to their home institutions. 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 innovations in the context, curriculum, and delivery of engineering education. Both Professor Suggs, who chairs the Department of Biomedical Engineering’s undergraduate curriculum committee, and Professor Zhang, who is attending the FOEE symposium for the second consecutive year, have greatly contributed to engineering education at The University of Texas at Austin.