Professor named a top young engineering educator

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Eric R. Matsunaga, (808) 956-7584
Director, Marketing & Public Affairs, College of Engineering
Posted: Oct 26, 2010

Brian Bingham
Brian Bingham
Brian Bingham, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, has been selected as one of the nation’s most innovative young engineering educators by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and will participate in the organization’s second Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium, December 13-16, in Irvine, California. 
Professor Bingham was selected following a highly competitive nomination and selection process by NAE and will join 52 other early-career faculty members from around the country who are developing and implementing innovative educational approaches in a variety of engineering disciplines. Over the course of the two-and-a-half day event, participants will focus on ways to ensure that students learn the engineering fundamentals, the expanding knowledge base of new technology and the necessary skills to be an effective engineer or engineering researcher.
Professor Bingham specializes in the development of innovative tools to expand the ability of ocean science for exploring, understanding and protecting the marine environment – including precision underwater navigation, autonomous vehicles and diverse sensors. He received his BS degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and earned both his MS and PhD degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
 “We are proud of the NAE’s recognition of Professor Bingham as a rising young star in engineering education,” said Peter E. Crouch, dean of the College of Engineering. “We look forward to many more accomplishments and contributions from him in the future.”