Elizabeth leads the Engineering Management and Statistics competencies at Iron Range Engineering, an ABET-accredited project-based engineering education program of Minnesota State University, Mankato. She enjoys helping student engineers develop entrepreneurial mindsets through project-based and experiential learning. Her research interests include improving engineering education through faculty development, game-based learning, and reflection. Elizabeth was a Certified Public Accountant and Controller in a manufacturing company; her Ph.D. in Organization and Management is from Capella University, Minneapolis. Elizabeth and her husband have a photography business in northern Minnesota.
Mani Mina is with the department of Industrial Design and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University. He has been working on better understanding of students' learning and aspects of technological and engineering philosophy and literacy. In particular how such literacy and competency are reflected in curricular and student activities. His interests also include Design and Engineering, the human side of engineering, new ways of teaching engineering in particular Electromagnetism and other classes that are mathematically driven. His research and activities also include on avenues to connect Product Design and Engineering Education in a synergetic way.
John Heywood is professorial Fellow Emeritus of Trinity College Dublin- The University of Dublin. he is a Fellow of ASEE and Life Fellow of IEEE. he is an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Ireland. He has special interest in education for the professions and the role of professions in society, and the work of ASEE's TELPhE division from whom he has received a best paper and meritorious service awards. He is author of Engineering Education. Research and Development in Curriculum and Instruction which received an outstanding research publication award from the Division for the Professions of the American educational Research Association. He is also author of The Assessment of Learning in Engineering Education: Practice and Policy; The Human Side of Engineering, and Empowering Professional Teaching in Engineering
Arnold Pears received his BSc(Hons) in 1986 and PhD in 1994, both
from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. He is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Learning in Engineering Sciences at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. Previous positions as lecturer and senior lecturer at La Trobe
University between 1991 and 1998. In 1999 he was appointed senior lecturer at
Uppsala University, Sweden. He was awarded the Uppsala University Pedagogy
Prize in 2008, and inducted as Professor of Computing
Education Research in 2017. He has served on the Uppsala University Academic Senate,
as Programme Director for the IT Engineering programme,
selection committee for the Uppsala University Pedgogy prize
and the educational advisory board of the
Faculty of Technology and Natural Sciences.
He has a strong interest in teaching and
learning research in computer science and engineering,
Professor Pears has published more than 40 journal articles,
and is well known as a computing And engineering education
researcher through his professional activities in the ACM, and IEEE.
Other appointments include Board of Governors of the IEEE Computer
Society, steering committee of the Frontiers in Education Conference and as Chair of
the Special Technical Community (STC) for Education.
He is a Director of CeTUSS (The Swedish National Center for
Pedagogical Development of Technology Education in a Societal and
Student Oriented Context, www.cetuss.se) and the IEEE Education Society Nordic
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