Amber Kemppainen Chosen for National Academy Symposium

Amber J. Kemppainen
Amber J. Kemppainen

Amber Kemppainen, a senior lecturer in engineering fundamentals, has been chosen as one of 70 young engineering educators across the nation to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium in Irvine, Cal., Oct. 25-28.

At the symposium, faculty members who are developing and implementing innovative educational approaches in a variety of engineering disciplines, will come together to share ideas and learn from research and best practices.

Attendees were nominated by NAE members or deans and chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants.

Kempainnen has been instrumental in developing Tech’s IDEAS project, including three curriculum modules—biomechanics, wind energy and aquaculture—for first-year engineering students and a First-Year Engineering Learning Center.

From Tech Today, by Jenn Donovan.

Kempainnen is also a PhD student in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors, Cognitive and Learning Sciences. Her advisor is Susan Amato-Henderson.