Dr. Justin L Hess is the Assistant Director of the STEM Education Innovation and Research Institute. In this role, Justin is working on improving the state of STEM education across IUPUI's campus. Dr. Hess’s research interests include exploring empathy’s functional role within engineering and design; designing STEM ethics curricula; and evaluating students’ learning in the spaces of design, ethics, and sustainability. Previously, Justin worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University, where he created and refined ethical theory and learning modules to improve STEM students' ethical reasoning skills and dispositions. Justin received his PhD from Purdue University's School of Engineering Education, along with a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.
Dr. Charles Feldhaus is a Professor of Organizational Leadership and Supervision in the Department of Technology Leadership and Communication (TLC) with the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He serves as Interim Chair of the Technology Leadership and Communiation department. He received the Bachelor of Science degree in Radio and Television from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and the Masters of Science in Secondary Education from Indiana University. His doctorate is from the University of Louisville in Educational Administration with a cognate in urban education. Dr. Feldhaus spent 20 years as a classroom teacher, principal and district administrator in public education. His research interests include P-12 STEM education, STEM workforce education, post-secondary STEM education discipline based research, engineering technology recruitment and retention, and engineering ethics..
Dr. Maher E. Rizkalla: received his PhD from Case Western Reserve University in January 1985 in electrical engineering. From January 1985 until August 1986 was a research scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL while he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Purdue University Calumet. In August 1986 he joined the department of electrical and computer engineering at IUPUI where he is now professor and Associate Chair of the department. His research interests include solid state devices, applied superconducting, electromagnetics, VLSI design, and engineering education. He published more than 175 papers in these areas. He received plenty of grants and contracts from Government and industry. He is a senior member of IEEE and Professional Engineer registered in the State of Indiana
Mangilal Agarwal received his B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Osmania University (Hyderabad, India) in 1998, and the M.S. and Ph.D. in Engineering from Louisiana Tech University (Ruston, LA) in 2002 and 2004, respectively. Upon receiving his Ph.D. degree, he was employed by Louisiana Tech University, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, followed by appointments as Research Staff and Research Assistant Professor at the Institute for Micromanufacturing, the largest campus-wide interdisciplinary research institute. Currently he is the Director of the Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute (INDI), Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and directs the development of interdisciplinary research and education initiatives.
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