Jun Lou, associate professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Rice University, is one of 73 young engineering educators from across the country selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's fifth annual Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium.
Lou earned a Ph.D. in materials science from Princeton in 2004 and joined the Rice faculty in 2005. He heads the Nanomaterials, Nanomechanics and Nanodevices Research Laboratory (N3L) at Rice. His recent research has focused on development of methods for making atomic-scale, two-dimensional electronics a reality.
At the FOEE event, faculty members using innovative educational approaches will share ideas, learn from research and best practice in education, and will receive charters to bring about improvements in their home institutions. Participants were nominated by fellow engineers and deans, and chosen from a competitive pool of applicants. The symposium will be held Oct. 27-30 in Irvine, Calif.
The FOEE symposium, sponsored by John McDonnell and the McDonnell Family Foundation, will be held Oct. 27-30 at the National Academies Beckman Center in Irvine, Calif.
--Patrick Kurp, Engineering Communications