May 23, 2013
Engineering Education Excellence Award
Deadline: March 31
This national award recognizes engineering faculty who have demonstrated the ability to link engineering education with professional practice. The recipients must be licensed and have a faculty appointment in an ABET-accredited engineering program. The recipients of the award will be recognized on the NSPE Web site and will receive a cash prize of $5,000.
2012 Engineering Education Excellence Award
During his 13 years at Marquette University, Dr. Goldberg's mission has been to prepare students for their personal and professional lives after graduation. Drawing upon his 14 years of industry experience, his goal has been to ensure that the engineering curriculum at Marquette University produces industry-ready engineers with the skills needed for successful careers.
To that end, he helped create a module titled The Business of Biomedical Engineering. This module teaches first-year biomedical engineering students about the design process, the medical device industry, new product development, finance, and marketing. Students form teams, are presented with a problem, develop a design solution, and write a one-page business plan.
In addition, his experience as a product development engineer led Dr. Goldberg to develop a new junior-level design course for biomedical engineers that allows students to observe firsthand how medical technology is used in the operating room and other areas of the hospital. The unit also provides them with practical experience in observing, listening, and asking questions of medical personnel to try to identify problems and opportunities where technology can be used to solve a problem.
Not only does Dr. Goldberg's commitment to licensure mean he advocates licensure and promotes the competent and ethical practice of engineering to engineering students, but he is a member of an ad hoc committee on professional licensure for the Board of Directors of the Biomedical Engineering Society. That committee is charged with finding ways to increase the number of licensed biomedical engineers and determining the need for and feasibility of developing a biomedical-specific professional engineering exam.