Tucker appointed to National Academy of Engineering advisory committee

February 29, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Conrad Tucker, assistant professor of engineering design and industrial engineering and an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been invited by National Academy of Engineering (NAE) President Dan Mote to join the Advisory Committee for the NAE’s Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium, to be held Sept. 25-28 in Irvine, California.

Each member of the Advisory Committee serves a three-year term.

The FOEE symposia series was started by the NAE in 2009 to identify, recognize and promote novel and effective practices in engineering education, and create a community of innovative educators. The annual symposium brings together selected faculty members of U.S. institutions who are developing and implementing innovative educational approaches in a variety of engineering disciplines.

“I humbly accept the invitation by NAE President Dr. Daniel Mote to serve on the Advisory Committee for the FOEE,” said Tucker. “This opportunity would not have been possible without the strong support of my department heads in the School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs and the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, the dean of the College of Engineering, and the collaborative environment that Penn State fosters. During my three-year appointment, I plan on continuing to explore innovative technologies that have the potential to transform STEM education.”

The charge of the advisory committee for the FOEE Symposium is to identify themes around which the symposium will be organized, identify speakers, organize the schedule, review applications and nominations of those interested in participating and select the approximately 70 faculty members who will be invited to attend the event.

Tucker joined the faculty at Penn State in 2011 and received his doctorate in systems engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the director of the Design Analysis Technology Advancement lab and his research interests include formalizing system design processes under the paradigm of knowledge discovery, optimization, data mining and informatics.

Tucker is also interested in product portfolio/family design and sustainable system design optimization in the areas of energy generation systems, consumer electronics, environment, health care and national security.

Founded in 1964, the NAE seeks to advance the wellbeing 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.

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Last Updated February 29, 2016