Julia Thompson is a PhD candidate in Engineering Education at Purdue University. Her current research is focused on service-learning partnerships in engineering education. She also does extensive research in global engineering education, and has an interest in how to integrate Quaker process in engineering design. Julia received her undergraduate BS in chemical engineering from UC Berkeley, and worked as a energy consultant for a few years before starting her doctoral studies.
Mel Chua is a contagiously enthusiastic hacker, writer, and educator with over a decade of teaching and curriculum development experience and a track record of leadership in Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) communities.
Raised Catholic, she deliberately walked away from organized religion at the same time she commenced formal technical studies -- only to discover in graduate school that her 12-year attempt at agnosticism had been a sort of spiritual training of its own. Mel is now an active practitioner of both Catholicism and Computer Engineering.
Cole Joslyn is a doctoral student in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. His research interests include engineering as a socially just profession in service to humanity and holistic approaches to engineering education such as ethics of care, humanistic education, and spirituality. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and a M.Ed. specializing in math education and has worked as an engineer, a pastor, and a high school math teacher.