Joe Tranquillo is an associate professor at Bucknell University where he co-founded the Bucknell Innovation Group, KEEN Winter Interdisciplinary Design Experience and served as the co-director of the Institute for Leadership in Technology and Management. Off campus, he is a National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Education Fellow, Senior Fellow of IEEE, NSF Pathways to Innovation Faculty Fellow, past chair of the ASEE Biomedical Engineering Division, co-editor of the Morgan and Claypool Biomedical Engineering Book Series and an international visiting faculty member at Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago. He has been recognized with several awards including the National Biomedical Engineering Teaching Award and has been nominated twice for the CASE US Professor of the Year. Joe is the author of three undergraduate textbooks and his work, conducted exclusively with undergraduates, has been feature on the Discovery Channel, TEDx and CNN Health and has received funded from NASA, NIH, NSF, Kern Family Foundation, VentureWell Foundation, Degenstein Foundation, and the US Department of Defense. He has delivered intensive teaching workshops throughout in the United States and internationally, including Finland, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and the United Kingdom. Joe earned his BS from Trinity College, his PhD from Duke and was a visiting scholar at the Scientifically Computing and Imaging Institute (University of Utah) and Stanford Technology Ventures Program.
Dianne G. Hendricks is a lecturer in the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE), where she directs the Engineering Communication Program for the College of Engineering. Dr. Hendricks joined HCDE in Spring 2018 from the department of Bioengineering, where she taught courses on technical communication, introductory engineering, ethics and social justice in engineering, service learning, design, and honors courses. Dr. Hendricks is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in engineering education. In the department of Bioengineering, she served as the faculty lead for Bioengineering Outreach, which engages UW undergraduates in providing engineering opportunities for underrepresented students in STEM. In addition, she is a co-founder and faculty advisor for HuskyADAPT (Accessible Design and Play Technology), and mentors student teams in designing solutions for people with disabilities. In her role as Director of the Engineering Communication Program, Dr. Hendricks develops communication curriculum for all Engineering students, and teaches ENGR 231, Introduction to Technical Communication.
Joseph Towles is a Lecturer jointly appointed in the Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering Departments at Stanford University. Joe’s teaching interests are in the areas of solid mechanics, neuromuscular biomechanics, dynamic systems and control, and engineering design. His scholarship interest is in the area of engineering education. Specifically, Joe's engineering education activities include student-centric course and curricular development; assessment of student learning & engagement; and innovation in approaches to enhance student learning. Joe earned his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and his MS and PhD degrees both in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. Joe also completed a research post-doctoral fellowship and worked as a research scientist in neuromuscular biomechanics in the Sensory Motor Performance Program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at Northwestern University.
Dr. Timothy E. Allen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia. He received a B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Allen's teaching activities include coordinating the undergraduate teaching labs and the Capstone Design sequence in the BME department at the University of Virginia, and his research interests are in the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics. He is also interested in evaluating the pedagogical approaches optimal for teaching lab concepts and skills, computational modeling approaches, and professionalism within design classes. He is active within the Biomedical Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education and previously served on the executive committee of this division (Program Chair 2011, Division Chair 2012, & Nominating Committee Chair 2013). Dr. Allen is the PI on a new NSF REU site focused on multi-scale systems bioengineering, a collaboration involving 12 faculty in SEAS, SOM, and CLAS at U.Va., as well as four partner institutions in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast. He also coordinates the BME DesignLab along with David Chen (Director, U.Va. Coulter Translational Partnership).