Chris Plouff, Ed.D., P.E., is the Assistant Director of the School of Engineering and the James R. Sebastian Chair of Engineering Cooperative Education and Educational Development at Grand Valley State University. He is an Assistant Professor and coordinates assessment efforts for the School of Engineering, including for the mandatory cooperative education program. His research interests include effective assessment of engineering education, cooperative education, transition to and from the engineering educational environment, and first-year engineering program development. Prof. Plouff has a Doctorate in Education from Eastern Michigan University, a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Tech University, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Michigan.
Dr. Nael Barakat is a professor of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at Grand Valley State University (GVSU), Grand Rapids, MI. He is a registered professional engineer in Ontario, Canada, and a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). His areas of interest include Controls, Robotics, Automation, Systems dynamics and Integration, Metrology, NEMS, as well as Engineering Ethics, professionalism, and Education.
Dr. Barakat is currently the chair of the Technology and Society (T & S) Division and the ASME district B leader. He is the current secretary/treasurer of the ASEE Ethics Division.
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