Published on Tuesday May 8, 2007
MSE Alumnus Dr. Thomas Juliano (2005, advisor: Yury Gogotsi) has recently accepted the position of Academic Programs Manager with the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Dr. Juliano will officially start the position at ASEE’s headquarters in Washington D.C. in late May.
Prior to accepting the position with ASEE, Dr. Juliano was a post-doctoral researcher in the Multifunctional Materials Branch of the Army Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. As an Academic Programs Manager at ASEE, he will primarily lead efforts to promote the National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate student fellowship. Included in these efforts will be organizing outreach programs for universities nationwide, increasing the visibility of fellowships administered by ASEE, and streamlining the fellowship application process. Approximately 1,000 students are awarded the NSF fellowship each year. The three-year award, which amounts to about $120,000, covers a portion of tuition and living expenses for U.S. citizens pursuing research-based graduate degrees in the sciences.
Dr. Juliano plans to get involved in other activities that he has not been able to explore previously in his career.
“I will be working with a diverse team of people whose academic backgrounds are very different from mine,” he says, “which is something new and engaging for me.”
Dr. Juliano also hopes to get involved in activities such as creating workshops for educators and students alike, publishing articles in engineering education journals, helping with K-12 engineering education development, and presenting at various conferences.
“I wholeheartedly encourage more Drexel students, faculty and administration to become more involved with fellowship opportunities, whether it is in the form of applying, motivating others to apply, or serving as a panel review judge for the awards,” he says.