EDWARDSVILLE – The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research, Education and Outreach has announced its FY20 Faculty Research Fellows.

The competitive fellowship is granted to outstanding faculty with proposals aimed at innovating ways to engage students in STEM and improve undergraduate STEM learning. The FY20 fellows are Nima Lotfi, PhD, and Kathleen Vongsathorn, PhD.

Lotfi is an assistant professor in the School of Engineering’s (SOE) Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering. As a research fellow, he will study the implications of using open-source hardware and software platforms for Control Systems education. Vongsathorn is an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ (CAS) Department of Historical Studies. Her research centers on integrating STEM and history in undergraduate

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