October 14, 2016
This September, Assistant Professor Katie Cadwell was selected to attend the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) Eighth Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium. It is an event for engineering faculty members who are developing and implementing innovative approaches to engineering education. Cadwell and her fellow attendees were chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants.
“Katie’s dedication to innovative pedagogy, continuous improvement, and her students is remarkable. She has transformed two major laboratory courses in our chemical engineering program by challenging her students to work through complex, open-ended, real-world problems. Her students value her emphasis on teamwork, communication skills, and problem solving, along with her passion for teaching and learning. She is a true leader in engineering education at Syracuse University,” said Julie Hasenwinkel, the College of Engineering and Computer Science’s associate dean for student affairs.
The Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium is an opportunity for engineering professors to come together to share ideas, and learn from research and best practices. It strengthens U.S. innovation by nurturing and catalyzing the insights of education leaders on today’s 21st century engineering education needs. This year’s symposium was held in Irvine, California on September 25-28.
About the NAE
The National Academy of Engineering is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. The mission of the Academy is to advance the well being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshaling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology. The NAE is part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.