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Livesay among Young Engineering Educators Selected to Share Innovations at Frontiers in Education Symposium

November 11, 2011

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Applied Biology and Biomedical Engineering Professor Glen Livesay is among 65 of the nation's most innovative, young engineering educators selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium on November 13-16 in Irvine, Calif.  He was nominated by fellow engineers or deans and chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants. 

      Glen Livesay

Glen Livesay

Livesay is among early-career faculty members who are developing and implementing innovative educational approaches in a variety of engineering disciplines.  His innovation involves embedding questions into .pdf version of current abstracts and papers that students can "uncover" as they read on their own.  The idea is to provide some "guided" reflection as students learn to work with the primary literature.

At FOEE, Livesay will share ideas with colleagues, learn from research and best practice in education, and leave with a charter to bring about improvement at Rose-Hulman. 

"The Frontiers of Engineering Education program creates a unique venue for engineering faculty members to share and explore interesting and effective innovations in teaching and learning," said NAE President Charles M. Vest.  "We want FOEE to become a major force in identifying, recognizing, and promulgating advances and innovations in order to build a strong intellectual infrastructure and commitment to 21st-century engineering education."

This year's program will focus on teaching leading-edge engineering knowledge, project-based learning, active and self-directed learning, and assessment of student learning and education innovation.

"In our increasingly global and competitive world, the United States needs to marshal its resources to address the strategic shortfall of engineering leaders in the next decades," said Edward F. Crawley, Ford Professor of Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the chair of the FOEE planning committee.  "By holding this event, we have recognized some of the finest young engineering educators in the nation, and will better equip them to transform the educational process at their universities."

Livesay is the first Samuel F. Hulbert Faculty Chair in Biomedical Engineering at Rose-Hulman, and a member of the faculty since 2004.  He specializes in orthopaedic biomechanics, continuum mechanics and engineering education.  He served as a Fellow for the National Effective Teaching Institute of the American Society of Engineering Education's (ASEE) Educational and Research Methods Division and is presently a member of the Board of Directors of the ASEE's Design in Engineering Education Division.  He has advised eight students on year-long research thesis projects, and authored or co-authored 48 peer-reviewed publications, 10 book chapters and 110 abstracts and presentations.