Civil engineering's Grasley invited to NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium in November

Photo of Dr. Zachary GrasleyDr. Zachary Grasley, assistant professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, hasbeen invited to participate in the National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering Education symposiumNov. 13-16 at the National Academies' Beckman Center in Irvine, Calif.

The Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium brings together some of the nation’s most engaged and innovative engineering educators to recognize, reward and promote effective, substantive and inspirational engineering education. Invited faculty members are actively teaching in U.S. engineering programs and have recently implemented significant innovations in their classes. Attendees will participate in discussions and workshops focused on applying pedagogies to student learning of engineering fundamentals, as well as personal, interpersonal and professional skills.

Participants will present new approaches they are taking to classroom, laboratory, project, experiential, computer-based or other modes of preparing engineering students to work and lead in the 21st century. They will discuss the current and evolving contexts that should shape engineering and engineering education.

Grasley joined Texas A&M University in August 2006 after receiving his Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His teaching and research interests cover a broad spectrum of topics related to construction materials and their behavior. In 2009, Grasley received the National Science Foundation's (NSF) prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for research focusing on improving concrete materials.

More information on the FOEE symposium can be found online.