Tucker selected for NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Conrad Tucker, assistant professor in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and the School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs, will participate in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) fifth Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium Oct. 27 to 30 in Irvine, Calif.

Tucker, the Hartz Family Career Development Professor in Engineering, is one of only 73 of the nation's most innovative engineering educators who were selected. Attendees are nominated by fellow engineers and deans, and chosen from a highly competitive pool of candidates.

The symposium provides faculty members, who are developing and implementing innovative educational approaches in a variety of engineering disciplines, an opportunity to share ideas, learn from research and best practices in education and leave with a charter to bring about improvement in their home institutions.

A faculty member since 2011, Tucker received his doctorate in systems engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

His research interests include formalizing system design processes under the paradigm of knowledge discovery, optimization, data mining and informatics.

Established in 1964, the NAE seeks to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology.

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Last Updated September 25, 2013