Dr. Medina is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Liberty University (Lynchburg, Va.), where also he leads the development of the Mechanical Engineering Program. He obtained a B.Sc. in Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, and both M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering from the Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to graduate school, he worked in industry and as a high school teacher for several years in his native Venezuela and Aruba. Since 2012, he has published more than a dozen articles in peer-review journals and conference proceedings. Journals include Applied Mechanics Reviews, Polymer, and International Journal of Solids and Structures. He has also presented at both national and international podiums and won presentation awards at ICONE20 and ICONE21.
Benjamin Scoville is a third year student pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering at Liberty University. His topics of intrigue are control systems, communication in automated systems, and cyber physical systems (CPS). Engineering education and CPS are his research interests. His other interests include piano, exploring the outdoors, baking, and marine aquaculture.
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