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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Renee Rogge (Co-Chair)
Beth DeBartolo (Co-Chair)

Steve Beyerlein
Patsy Brackin
Jay Goldberg
Robert Hart
Amy Hortop
Susannah Howe
Junichi Kanai
Cameron Lindsey
Glen Livesay
Scott Palo
Peter Rogers (Local)
Alisha Sarang-Sieminski
Shraddha Sangelkar
Keith Stanfill
Jim Vallino
Steve Zahos












MEET THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

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Renee Rogge
Co-Chair

Renee Rogge is the Samuel F. Hulbert Chair in Biomedical Engineering and a Professor in the Biology and Biomedical Engineering Department at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Renee has attended every Capstone Design Conference and is active in the Design In Engineering Education Division of ASEE. Renee has been co-teaching the design sequence in biomedical engineering at Rose-Hulman since 2004.


Beth DeBartolo
Co-Chair
Beth DeBartolo is the director of the Multidisciplinary Senior Design Program in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). She has been involved with RIT's engineering senior design program since 2000, and has directed the program since 2014. Beth has advised about 60 projects, mostly in the areas of access technology, rehabilitation aids, and workplace accommodations, and has been involved with the Capstone Design Conference since 2014.


Steve Beyerlein
Workshop Chair
Steve Beyerlein is Professor and Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Idaho. For the last ten years, Steve has served as the coordinator of an inter-disciplinary capstone program that involves Biological Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.  He has been involved with the Capstone Design Conference as a member of the OC since 2010 and he maintains a practitioner as well as a scholarly interest in design learning pedagogies as well as assessment of capstone design outcomes.


Patsy Brackin
Panels Chair
Patsy Brackin is a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. She became intrigued with design when she received her first design project in industry and had no idea where to start.  This started a fascination with the design process that is still with her today. She fell in love with the Capstone Design Conference when she first attended – it was amazing to find so many cool people who were actually interested in teaching design.  Y’all ROCK!


Jay Goldberg
Industry Involvement
Jay Goldberg is Clinical Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Director of the Healthcare Technologies Management Program at Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin.  He has been involved with the Organizing Committee since 2010.  Dr. Goldberg has been teaching capstone design for 15 years and writes a quarterly column on capstone design courses for IEEE Pulse magazine.  He has 14 years of industry new product development experience in urology, orthopedics, GI, and dentistry.


Robert Hart
Papers Chair
Robert Hart is a Senior Lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Dallas. After joining UTD in 2012, he developed the capstone course sequence in the newly-formed mechanical engineering department and has been responsible for teaching it since. Robert also serves as a Director for the UTDesign program, which facilitates resource sharing and corporate sponsorship of projects for all engineering disciplines at the university. Robert has been participating in Capstone Design Conferences since 2012.


Amy Hortop
Student involvement
Amy Hortop is a Lecturer in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. She teaches and coordinates the capstone design course in Mechanical Engineering, with projects from Industry, Research, Global Health, and the community.


Susannah Howe
Communications
Susannah Howe is the Design Clinic Director in the Picker Engineering Program at Smith College, where she has coordinated and taught the capstone engineering design course since 2003. Her current research focuses on innovations in engineering design education, particularly at the capstone level. She is invested in building the capstone design community; she is actively involved in the biannual Capstone Design Conferences, the Capstone Design Hub (CDHub 2.0) initiative, and the dicennial capstone design surveys.


Junichi Kanai
Member At-Large


Junichi Kanai received his BS in Electrical Engineering, M.Eng. and Ph.D. in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 1983, 1985, and 1990, respectively. From 1991 to 2004, Dr. Kanai held positions at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Panasonic Information and Networking Technologies Lab, and Matsushita Electric Corporation of America (Panasonic), . Dr. Kanai joined the Design Lab at RPI in 2004, where he is currently the Associate Director and Professor of Practice in the Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering department. His research interests include engineering design education and software engineering.

Cameron Lindsey
Local
Cameron Lindsey is the Fiscal Associate in Engineering Research Operations at The Ohio State University. Cameron has a wide knowledge base of financial and human resources functions that she has gained in Engineering for over 10 years. She is using that knowledge to help coordinate on-site activities for the Capstone Conference. Cameron has been involved with the Capstone Conference since 2014.


Glen Livesay
Special Sessions
Glen Livesay is a Professor in the Biology and Biomedical Engineering Department at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology..  Glen has attended every Capstone Design Conference and has been involved with the Organizing Committee since 2010.  He is also active in the Design In Engineering Education Division of ASEE.  Glen co-developed and and has been co-teaching the Junior/Senior design sequence in biomedical engineering at Rose-Hulman since 2004.


Scott Palo
Webmaster
Scott Palo is the Associate Dean for Research and the Victor Charles Schelke Endowed Professor in the Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. Scott has been involved with the Capstone Design Conference as a member of the OC since 2007 and actively engaged with capstone design courses since 1999. In 2005 Scott created a new graduate design course at the University of Colorado to engage graduate students in the design construction, test and operation of small satellites.


Peter Rogers
Local
Peter Rogers is a Professor of Practice in the Department of Engineering Education at The Ohio State University.  Peter developed the multidisciplinary capstone, Social Innovation and Commercialization, and Integrated Business and Engineering honors programs.  His engineering capstone teams include business, industrial design, and other students and focus on company-sponsored projects dealing with new product development.  He has been involved with the Capstone Design Conference since 2010.


Shraddha Sangelkar Posters Chair
Shraddha Sangelkar is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. She is the senior design co-ordinator for Mechanical Engineering within the School of Engineering at Penn State Behrend. She has served an instructor for the senior capstone design course in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University during her PhD. She is also involved in the executive committee of Design In Engineering Education Division at ASEE for last 2 years.


Alisha Sarang-Sieminski
Special Events
Alisha Sarang-Sieminski is the Director of the Senior Capstone Program in Engineering (SCOPE) and an Associate Professor of Bioengineering at Olin College of Engineering. She has been involved in SCOPE for 10 years and has been Director for 3 years. She is very enthusiastic about multi-disciplinary, industrial-sponsored capstone projects. This is her second Capstone Conference and first year on the Organizing Committee.


Keith Stanfill
Fundraising
Keith Stanfill is the Director of the Integrated Product and Process Design (IPPD) Program at the University of Florida Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. Keith joined UF in 1999 after 10 years with United Technologies and has directed the IPPD program since 2001. IPPD is a two-semester, industry-sponsored multidisciplinary senior design capstone course sequence housed in the Engineering Innovation Institute. IPPD recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. He has served as on the Capstone Design Conference OC since 2007. He is involved with the CDHub 2.0 initiative and serves as one of the ASEE DEED directors.


Jim Vallino
CMT Chair
Jim Vallino is the Undergraduate Program Director for Software Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and he chaired the department from 2010-2015. He has coordinated software engineering's two-term senior project program since 2002. Steadily 10 to 15 teams a year work on software-intensive projects primarily for industrial and non-profit sponsors external to RIT. A large part of his early efforts yielded an agreement on intellectual property issues, and the broader ownership rights to project artifacts.


Steve Zahos
Fundraising
Steve Zahos received degrees in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His career of 43 years included industry assignments at Union Carbide Corp., entrepreneurial ventures, and an engineering consulting firm. Work within academia includes senior level course instruction in product development, project management and the Industry-Linked Project capstone course in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering department at Illinois.

 

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