Walter McDonald is an assistant professor at Marquette University in the Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering department. He received a B.S. in civil engineering from Texas Tech University, a M.S. in civil engineering from Texas A&M University, and a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Virginia Tech. He has extensive experience in urban stormwater management, hydrology, and engineering education research. He has developed and implemented watershed-based active-learning activities into community college, undergraduate, and graduate level courses within both domestic and international contexts.
Dr. Vinod K. Lohani is a Professor of Engineering Education and also serves as the Director of education and global initiatives at an interdisciplinary research institute called the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS) at Virginia Tech. He is the founding director of an interdisciplinary lab called Learning Enhanced Watershed Assessment System (LEWAS) at VT. He received a Ph.D. in civil engineering from VT. His research interests are in the areas of computer-supported research and learning systems, hydrology, engineering education, and international collaboration. He has served as a PI or co-PI on 16 projects, funded by the National Science Foundation, with a $6.4 million research funding participation from external sources. He has been directing/co-directing an NSF/Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site on interdisciplinary water sciences and engineering at VT since 2007. This site has 95 alumni to date. He also leads an NSF/Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) site on interdisciplinary water research and have 10 alumni. He also leads an NSF-funded cybersecurity education project and serves as a co-PI on two International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) projects funded by the NSF. He has published over 90 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
I hold a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering.
Areas of research:
1. Data Engineering
2. Engineering Education Research
Current position: Professor and Head of Computer Science and Engineering, Director of Centre for Engineering Education Research
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