Oct 1, 2014 | Atlanta, GA
Kamran Paynabar, ISyE assistant professor, has been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) sixth Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium. He is one of the nation's seventy-seven innovative, young engineering educators who were selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants.
Faculty members who are developing and implementing innovative educational approaches in a variety of engineering disciplines will come together for the 2-1/2-day event, where they can share ideas, learn from research and best practice in education, and leave with a charter to bring about improvement in their home institution.
“The Frontiers of Engineering Education program brings together top university faculty to explore preparing engineers for the world’s great engineering challenges,” said National Academy of Engineering President Dan Mote. “It is a no-holds-barred look at the front-edge of engineering education."
Paynabar has a passion and enthusiasm for teaching and sharing knowledge with his students, and has been recognized with the Georgia Tech campus level 2014 CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. His teaching philosophy includes a structured method of teaching with clear communication, strong in-class interaction and engagement, and an imperative on a stress-free learning environment in an effort encourage intellectual curiosity. His overarching goal is to teach students how to think.