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Robson Selected to Participate in Engineering Education Symposium

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Nina Robson, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, will take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium Oct. 25-28 in Irvine.

Robson joins young engineering educators from across the country who are developing and implementing innovative educational approaches in a variety of engineering disciplines. She will be among 70 university faculty members sharing ideas and learning from research and best practices in education.

Robson’s research interests include the areas of mechanical design, robotics and biomechanics. Her current research focuses on developing novel technologies to facilitate the recovery of patients with neurological disorders.

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

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