Professor among Few Selected for National Academy of Engineering Symposium

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Daniel Kirk, Florida Institute of Technology professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, was selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) first Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium in Herndon, Va. The two-and-a-half day event will offer a platform for faculty members to share effective ways of teaching and learning and bring what they’ve learned back to their home institutions. The symposium will be held Nov. 15-18.

Kirk is one of 49 faculty members in the country to be chosen for this honor. Participating colleges and universities include Princeton University, Carnegie Mellon University, Yale University, and Georgia Institute of Technology. The participants were nominated by fellow engineers or deans and chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants.

Established in 1964, the NAE is an independent, nonprofit institution that serves as an adviser to government and the public on issues in engineering and technology. Its members consist of the nation’s premier engineers, who are elected by their peers for their distinguished achievements.

Kirk is also a 2009 Boeing Welliver Faculty Fellow and participated in an eight-week summer program that exposed a small number of competitively selected professors from U.S. and international universities to technical, business, and management career paths at Boeing.

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