Condoor selected to participate in NAE's Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium

October 11, 2012
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Parks College News

Sridhar Condoor, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology has been selected to attend the National Academy of Engineering’s fourth Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium. The symposium, which includes 72 of the nation’s most innovative, young engineering educators, is scheduled for Oct. 14-17 in Irvine, Calif.

Sridhar Condoor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering professor at Parks CollegeSridhar Condoor, Ph.D.

Faculty members who are developing and implementing innovative educational approaches in a variety of engineering disciplines will come together for the 2-1/2-day event, where they can share ideas, learn from research and best practice in education, and leave with a charter to bring about improvement in their home institution. The attendees were nominated by fellow engineers or deans and chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants.

”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.”

Dr. Sridhar Condoor is behind the Weekly Innovation Challenges, where Saint Louis University students are given an impromptu challenge and have one hour to compete. The goal of the challenges are for students to exercise their minds and creativity, just as they would their bodies.

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