Three faculty members selected to participate in prestigious symposium

Published: Sep 19, 2016 10:00:00 AM
Media Contact: Chris Anthony, chris.anthony@auburn.edu, 334-844-3447

Three faculty members from the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering have been selected to participate in the prestigious Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium Sept. 25-28 in Irvine, California.

From left to right: Bryan Beckingham, Jeffrey LaMondia and Jin Wang.
From left: Bryan Beckingham, Jeffrey LaMondia and Jin Wang.

Among those selected were Bryan Beckingham, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering; Jeffrey LaMondia, associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering; and Jin Wang, the Walt and Virginia Woltosz Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering. More than 400 engineering educators from across the country were nominated or applied to participate in the symposium, but only 48 were selected.

“To have three faculty members chosen for this highly selective symposium is a wonderful achievement,” said Christopher B. Roberts, dean of engineering. “It is yet another testament to the quality of the Auburn Engineering faculty. We are excited to have them participate in discussions about the future of engineering education and return with innovative ideas to enhance our quality of instruction.”  

To date, nine Auburn Engineering faculty members have been selected to participate in the symposium.

Sponsored by the National Academy of Engineering, the symposium is now in its eighth year. It brings together faculty members who have unique approaches to engineering education for the purpose of sharing ideas and learning from research and best practices.

“The goal of the Frontiers of Engineering Education program is to strengthen U.S. innovation by nurturing and catalyzing the insights of education leaders on today’s 21st century engineering education needs,” NAE President C. D. Mote Jr. said. “The program builds this community of engaged engineering educators as a resource committed to the preparation of engineering students for today’s engineering world.”