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In part one of the workshop, we will provide an overview of the professional development program for engineering and engineering technology educators offered by the International Society for Engineering Education. This includes eligibility requirements, learning outcomes, program structure, content, delivery modes, and assessment. In part two of the workshop, we will explore potential avenues for international/U.S.-based educators to meet the program requirements for earning the ING.PAED.IGIP designation and becoming registered professional International Engineering Educators. This includes the potential completion of an online IGIP curriculum, as well as special case considerations and required documentation for educators who have already obtained qualifications equivalent to those specified by IGIP. In addition, U.S.-based IGIP members who have already completed the program will share their experience and provide advice and insights.
Dr. Michael E. Auer is with the Systems Engineering Department. of the Carinthia Tech Institute-CTI, Villach, and has a teaching position at the University of Klagenfurt. He is also a visiting professor at the Universities of Amman (Jordan), Brasov (Romania) and Patras (Greece). Dr. Auer is a senior member of IEEE and member of IGIP, IAOE. He is the author or co-author of more than 180 publications. He is also founding president and CEO of the International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE), a non-governmental organization that promotes the vision of new engineering working environments worldwide. In September 2010 he was elected president of the International Society of Engineering Education (IGIP). He has experience in leading several national and international projects in the fields of remote engineering and technology-supported learning.
Eleonore Lickl is a former secretary General of the International Society for Engineering Education (IGIP). She currently teaches at the Vocational and Technical College for Chemical Industry in Vienna, Austria and at the University of Teacher Education Styria in Graz, Austria. Since 2011 she has been editor-in-chief of the online International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP). She also writes in Austrian media on topics related to chemistry, food, and biotechnology. She graduated as a diplom-ingenieur from the University for Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in 1980 in food science and biotechnology and received her Ph.D. from the same university in 1982. She worked in industry and research in Austria, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Taiwan before starting to teach in 1989. Her interests are in all areas of engineering education, especially professionalization of engineering faculty. She trains professionals starting to teach in Austrian VET schools in the STEM sector and also has expertise in teaching first- and second-year students in chemistry and chemical engineering. Recently her research has included pre-school didactics in STEM and the professionalization of kindergarten personnel in STEM.
Dr. Dirk Schaefer serves on the faculty of the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Dr. Schaefer was a lecturer in the School of Engineering at Durham University, UK. During his time at Durham, he earned a postgraduate certificate in teaching and learning in higher education. He joined Durham from a senior research associate position at Stuttgart University, Germany, where he earned his Ph.D. in computer science. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Schaefer has conducted research on product modeling, variant design, product lifecycle management, design-with-manufacture integration, standardized product data exchange, as well as digital and virtual engineering. His current research concerns the highly topical area of cloud-based design and manufacturing (CBDM). A passionate educator, Dr. Schaefer also conducts research on design education, personalized learning, distance learning, and professional faculty development. He has published more than 120 technical papers on computer-aided engineering and design as well as engineering education, and has presented his work at numerous national and international conferences, symposia, and workshops. Dr. Schaefer serves as editorial advisory board member and reviewer for several international journals in his field. In addition, he is a registered professional engineer in Europe (Eur Ing), a chartered engineer (CEng), a chartered IT professional (CITP), and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in the United Kingdom, and registered international engineering educator (Ing-Paed IGIP). In May 2013, Dr. Schaefer received the Mechanical Engineer of the Year Award from the ASME Atlanta section. In June 2013, Dr. Schaefer was appointed founding president of the International Society of Engineering Education's (IGIP) National Monitoring Committee (NMC) of the United States.
Stephanie Farrell is an associate professor of chemical engineering at Rowan University. She has been an active member of ASEE for 15 years at both the section and national levels. From 2009 to 2011, she served on the Board of Directors as Zone I Chair. In the Middle Atlantic Section, she served as section chair (2004-05), awards chair (2006-07), and newsletter editor (1999-2002), and has been a member of the section’s Executive Committee since 1999. She organized and hosted the 2001 Middle Atlantic Section Spring Meeting held at Rowan University. She has served as an ASEE Campus Representative since 2000 and has won both section and zone Outstanding Campus Representative awards. Farrell currently serves as chair of the ASEE Chemical Engineering Division, and is co-chair of the ASEE Membership Policy Committee. She also serves on the Publications Board of the ASEE journal Chemical Engineering Education. Farrell received her B.S. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, her M.S. degree from Stevens Institute of Technology, and her Ph.D. from New Jersey Institute of Technology, all in chemical engineering. She was a faculty member in chemical engineering at Louisiana Tech University for two years before joining the new College of Engineering at Rowan University in 1998. At Rowan, she has played a key role in the development of the chemical engineering program. She has led the efforts of the college’s multidisciplinary freshman engineering program and other multidisciplinary initiatives campus-wide. Farrell has participated in several NSF-sponsored projects on curriculum and laboratory innovation, which have enabled her to incorporate experiential learning throughout the curriculum at Rowan University. A pioneer in the development of Rowan’s hands-on, multidisciplinary Engineering Clinic program, she has led over 20 industrially funded projects involving undergraduate students. She has shared her educational innovation and fostered academe-industry-government collaboration through workshops, conference presentations, and journal publications. She has helped to cultivate the next generation of engineers through numerous K-12 outreach workshops for students and high school teachers. Her contributions as an engineering educator have been recognized with several ASEE awards, including the Middle Atlantic Distinguished Teaching Award, Robert G. Quinn Award, and National Outstanding Teaching Award.
Olga Shipulina, who holds doctoral degrees in applied mathematics and mathematics education, has over 15 years of research and teaching experience in universities. She is president of the Canadian Monitoring Committee of International Society of Engineering Education (IGIP) and a member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy. Her current research interest in education is developing students’ abilities to apply mathematics (calculus) to real-life problems utilizing virtual environments simulations. A troubling problem with current education is the practical application of knowledge. Graduates do not know how to apply knowledge to many problems that arise outside the walls of school. Shipulina's more than 10 years of experience in designing and computing mathematical models inspired her to find an effective tool for connecting mathematics with reality in mathematical classrooms.
Before arriving at Texas A&M University, Buchanan was professor and director of the School of Engineering Technology at Northeastern University. He was previously professor and dean of engineering and industrial technologies at the Oregon Institute of Technology; associate professor and chair of engineering technology and industrial studies at Middle Tennessee State University; assistant professor and coordinator of the electrical engineering technology associate degree program at the University of Central Florida; and an assistant professor of electrical engineering technology at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. He has also been an electronics engineer for the Naval Avionics Center; an engineering officer in the U.S. Navy; an aerospace engineer for Boeing Co. and Martin Co., as well as an attorney for the Veterans Administration in Indianapolis. Buchanan is past president and Fellow of ASEE, a Fellow of the National Society of Professional Engineers, (NSPE) and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). He is a past member of the Board of Directors of NSPE, and past chair of the Engineering Technology Council of ASEE, and the Professional Engineers in Higher Education of NSPE. He is a past member of the Executive Committee of the Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).