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NAE Announces Frontiers of Engineering Education Participants

headshot of Amit Bhasin

Sept. 24, 2014

Associate Professor Amit Bhasin has been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's sixth 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 NAE members or deans and chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants. The symposium will be held Oct. 26-29 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."

Only two other faculty from UT Austin were also selected. The Cockrell School of Engineering's Ning "Jenny" Jiang (Biomedical) and Carolyn Seepersad (Mechanical) will attend the syposium as well.