Liberal Arts and International Studies
Juan Lucena is Associate Professor at the Liberal Arts and International Studies Division (LAIS) at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM). Juan is also a 2005-06 Boeing Company Senior Fellow in Engineering Education at the National Academy of Engineering, and Visiting Professor in Science and Engineering Education at the Universidad de Las Americas in Puebla Mexico. Juan was a Distinguished Lecturer at the 2006 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Meeting and keynote lecturer at the 2004 National Conference on Engineering Education in Colombia. Juan has directed the Science, Technology, and Globalization Program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engineers at CSM. During the summer of 1999, Dr. Lucena was faculty-in-residence for the Washington Internship for Students of Engineering (WISE) program in Washington, D.C, a policy education program sponsored by the major engineering societies. He has Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering and Science and Technology Studies (STS) degrees from Rensselaer and a doctorate in STS Virginia Tech.
Juan has been Principal Investigator in a number of NSF-funded research and curriculum development projects, including Global Engineers: Ethnography of Globalization in Engineering Education, Hiring, Practices, and Designs, aimed at researching the impact of globalization on engineering in three continents, and Enhancing Engineering Education through Humanitarian Ethics, focused on researching and developing curricula at the intersection between ‘humanitarianism’ and ‘engineering ethics. He has been co-PI in a number of research projects aimed at researching and developing the cultural and humanitarian dimensions of engineering education and practice, including Engineers and the Metrics of Progress, a comparative ethnographic and historical research and analysis that explores relationships between engineers and national identity. He is author of Defending the Nation: U.S. Policymaking in Science and Engineering Education from Sputnik to the War against Terrorism (University Press of America 2005) and co-developer of Engineering Cultures® multimedia courseware (with Gary Downey, Virginia Tech).
Please visit Juan's homepage at Colorado School of Mines.