Saterbak elected to American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows


Ann Saterbak

Ann Saterbak

By Shawn Hutchins

Ann Saterbak, associate dean of engineering education and a professor in the practice of bioengineering education, has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s College of Fellows for her significant contributions to biomedical engineering education.

The College of Fellows consists of more than 1,500 engineers who have been nominated by their peers. They represent the top 2 percent of the most accomplished medical and biological engineers worldwide.

Saterbak has won national and university recognition for her innovative and effective classroom approaches to problem solving and engineering design. She is a fellow of the American Society of Engineering Educators and has served on its board of directors. She is also a fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society.

For 16 years, Saterbak has developed and taught undergraduate laboratory courses. In 2011, she launched Introduction to Engineering Design, a popular design course for freshmen that challenges them to come up with practical solutions to real-world problems. As associate dean, she is developing effective strategies to increase undergraduate retention of engineering majors and collaborating with engineering faculty in the area of education.

Saterbak will be inducted into the College of Fellows at the organization’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on March 16. The institute, founded in 1991, advocates for issues that impact the medical and biological engineering community. Fellows retain a lifelong membership in the college and are experts in such areas as clinical and industrial practice and education.

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