David L. Soldan is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Kansas State University. He recently spent a sabbatical at the United States Naval Academy serving as the ONR Distinguished Chair for Science and Technology. He served as Head of the KSU ECE Department from 1989 to 2004. As a member of the IEEE Committee on Engineering Accreditation Activities from 1999 to 2007 he was active in new program evaluator training and new evaluator mentoring. He was a member of the ABET Engineering Accreditation Committee from 2003 to 2010 and served as an Executive Committee member from 2007 to 2010. He has served on the IEEE Education Society Adcom and has been the IEEE Computer Society representative to the Frontiers in Education Conference Steering Committee. He served as FIE Co-Program Chair in 1995 and 1998. Soldan served as President of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association in 2002-03. He chaired the Computer Engineering Curriculum Committee of the Joint IEEE Computer Society/ACM Computing Curriculum Taskforce that published the first model curriculum for computer engineering in 2005. The Computer Society recognized this with an Outstanding Contribution Award.
Dr. Soldan is a Fellow of IEEE and a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Tau, Phi Kappa Phi, and the American Society for Engineering Education. He is the faculty advisor to Eta Kappa Nu and the trustee of the Kansas State University Amateur Radio Club. He served on the Eta Kappa Nu Board of Governors from 2006–09. He received the 2006 Robert M. Janowiak Outstanding Leadership and Service Award from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association. In 2008 he received the IEEE Education Society Distinguished Member Award. In 2009 he received the ASEE Electrical and Computer Engineering Division Meritorious Service Award.
Noel N. Schulz received her B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E.
degrees from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
University (Virginia Tech) in 1988 and 1990, respectively.
She received her Ph.D. in EE from the University
of Minnesota in 1995. She is currently working
as Paslay Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
at Kansas State University. She has served as
a faculty member at Mississippi State University and
Michigan Tech in the past. Her research interests are
in computer applications in power system operation
including artificial intelligence techniques. She has
been active in the IEEE Power and Energy Society, currently serving as President-Elect. She has served as IEEE/PES Secretary and Treasurer as well. She is recipient of the IEEE/PES Walter Fee Outstanding Young Power Engineer Award and NSF CAREER award. Dr. Schulz is a member of IEEE, ASEE, SWE, Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi.
Mrs. Vogt joined the faculty in Architectural Engineering & Construction Science and Management at Kansas State University in January 2008. She received her B.S.A.E. from K-State in 2001 and completed her M.S.A.E. from K-State in 2010 related to Curriculum Development in Architectural Engineering and Construction Science with regards to Building Information Modeling. Mrs. Vogt is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering with an emphasis in Engineering Education/Outreach under the supervision of Dr. Noel Schulz. During 2001-2008, Mrs. Vogt was employed full time with a large scale national engineering consulting firm in Madison, WI where she held several roles including: project manager, project engineer, commissioning agent, conference speaker, and business development/marketing liaison. She also collaborated with the University of Wisconsin – Construction Engineering & Management as an adjunct faculty, teaching one course each fall semester related to building systems (2002 - 2007). Mrs. Vogt was awarded the 2008 National Electrical Contractors Association Faculty Award for her instruction and mentoring of construction science students.
Don Gruenbacher is an Associate Professor and Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Kansas State University. In addition to administrative responsibilities and research, he continues to teach courses in networking and digital design. His research interests include computer networks, wireless communications, and digital design. Prior to joining K-State he was a member of the senior staff at the Applied Physics Laboratory from 1994 to 1997. Dr. Gruenbacher received his Ph.D. in 1994 from Kansas State University
Rekha Natarajan earned her B.S. and M.A, both in mathematics, at Arizona State University in 2001 and 2002, respectively. She also earned her B.S. in secondary education from Kansas State University in 2004. She is currently the college algebra coordinator in the Department of Mathematics at Kansas State University, where she coordinates and teaches both traditional and studio versions of college algebra.
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