Dr. Javier A. Kypuros is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas, Pan American. He received his B.S.E from Princeton University in 1996, and his M.S.E. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1998 and 2001, respectively. He is actively involved in researching methods to implement and assess multimodal, challenge-based modules for Mechanical Engineering curriculum including Engineering Mechanics, System Dynamics, and Automatic controls. Dr. Kypuros has developed numerous web-based and video-facilitated modules to better illustrate fundamental concepts or elucidate common engineering misconceptions.
Dr. Horacio Vasquez is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Texas, Pan American (UTPA), in Edinburg, Texas. His current research interests are in the areas of control systems, mechatronics, measurements and instrumentation, renewable energy, and engineering education.