Garvin Selected to Participate in National Academy of Engineering Symposium

Thursday, October 20, 2011

University of Iowa News Release

Mona Garvin, assistant professor in the University of Iowa College of Engineering Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is one of 65 of the nation's most innovative young educators selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium Nov. 13-16 in Irvine, Calif.

The event is designed as a forum where participants can share ideas, learn from research and best practice in education, and leave with a charter to bring about improvement in their home institution. This year's program will focus on teaching leading-edge engineering knowledge, project-based learning, active and self-directed learning, and assessment of student learning and education innovation.

The attendees were nominated by fellow engineers or deans and chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants.

Garvin, who earned bachelor's degrees in biomedical engineering and computer science and a master's degree and doctorate in biomedical engineering, all from the UI, has research interests in ophthalmic image analysis.

The National Academy of Engineering 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.