Dr. Gwen Lee-Thomas is as assistant professor of graduate education at Old Dominion University. She is actively engaged in a wide variety of federal and locally funded evaluation and research activities on STEM related works and has over 12 years of experience. Specifically, her experiences include director of assessment at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology where she has served as the assessment liaison for a 10-member consortium of the NSF funded Foundation Coalition on the Integrated First Year Experience in Engineering. Dr. Lee-Thomas has been serving as the external evaluator for numerous organizations and universities; panel reviewer for U.S. DOE GAANN Fellowships (2009, 2010), NSF EEP (2005-08), and S-STEM (2008). Her assessment findings and evaluative works are reported in IEEE, presented in ASEE and FIE conference proceedings, and acknowledged in Mixed-Nuts on several different projects. Dr. Lee-Thomas also presented her evaluative work as a key component in an award-winning NPR radio broadcast “Sounds of Progress” on The Women In Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ON THE AIR! as part of a NSF funded project with Norfolk State University's College of Science, Engineering and Technology.
Autar K Kaw is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Jerome Krivanek Distinguished Teacher at the University of South Florida. With major funding from National Science Foundation, he is developing award winning online resources for an undergraduate course in Numerical Methods. He is the recipient of the 2004 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) & the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (CFAT) Florida Professor of the Year Award.
Ali Yalcin is an Associate Professor of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Department at the University of South Florida, and an Associate Faculty member of the Center for Urban Transportation Research. His research interests include modeling, analysis and control of discrete event systems, production planning and control, industrial information systems, data analysis and knowledge discovery, and engineering education research. He has taught courses in the areas of systems modeling and analysis, information systems design, production planning, facilities design, and systems simulation. He also co-authored the 2006 Joint Publishers Book-of-the-Year textbook, Design of Industrial Information Systems, Elsevier.
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