Workshop leaders have over 14 years and 90+ workshop delivery experience in national and international venues. Workshops are carried by one or two facilitators, depending on length and topics.
Lueny Morell, M.S., P.E., is Program Manager in the Strategy Team of Hewlett Packard Laboratories (HPL) in Palo Alto, California where she focuses on identifying Open Innovation opportunities for HP Labs with emphasis on engineering/technology talent programs funded by external organizations. Since joining HP Labs in 2002 she has lead the development of various strategic partnerships with HP partners (governments, customers and universities) to catalyze ideas, resources and develop talent for innovation. Lueny, who earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico and an MS in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, has also developed engineering/science curriculum innovation initiatives worldwide in support of HPL research and technology areas and from 2002 to 2006 was the director of HPL University Relations for Latin America and the Caribbean in charge of building research and education collaborations with universities throughout the region. Before joining HP, Lueny was full professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez Campus where she held various positions including associate dean of engineering and director Campus R&D. Recipient of the 2006 US National Academy of Engineering Bernard M. Gordon award for innovations in the engineering curriculum and the 2010 Latin America and the Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions Academic Award, her work in curriculum, research, accreditation and economic development activities has been published in more than 85 papers, book chapters and journals. She is a licensed engineer, an IEEE Senior Member, an ASEE Fellow, an ABET reviewer and member of various national and international boards including the US National Academies Board of International Science Organizations, the US National Science Foundation International Science and Engineering Advisory Committee, Past President of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, engineering expert of the OECD AHELO project and Co-Director of the International Institute for Developing Engineering Academics (IIDEA). Together with colleagues, Lueny has offered more than 90 engineering education, curriculum/learning environments innovation workshops around the world.
John S. Lamancusa, Ph.D., P.E. John S. Lamancusa is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Founding Director of the Learning Factory at Penn State. He also serves as a technical expert for the National Science Foundation in the Engineering Education and Centers Division. Before coming to Penn State in 1984, he was employed at AT&T Bell Laboratories where his technical experience included electronic packaging, product design and acoustic design of telecommunications equipment. At Penn State, he teaches courses in design, vibrations, noise control, product dissection and mechatronics, and supervises senior design projects. He is the faculty advisor for Penn State’s student chapter of Engineers without Borders. Professor Lamancusa received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, with a minor in electrical and computer engineering, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1982. Dr. Lamancusa earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Dayton in 1978. Professor Lamancusa is a past Vice President of the Board of Directors for the American Society of Engineering Education, a Research Fellow of the Humboldt Foundation and a registered professional engineer. He was awarded the 2006 Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering Education by the National Academy of Engineering, and the Joel Spira Outstanding Educator Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) and of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).