Juan obtained a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies (STS) from Virginia Tech and a MS in STS and two BS in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from RPI. His books represent an intellectual trajectory of a fundamental research question: how have politics and culture shaped the answers to the question 'what is engineering for?' In the 1990s, he researched how globalization influenced engineering under a NSF CAREER Award titled An Ethnography of Globalization and Engineers in Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. He has also been PI in projects such as Building the Global Engineer; Enhancing Engineering Education through Humanitarian Ethics; and Engineering and Social Justice. Juan has served as member of key advising groups such as NSF/Sigma Xi Committee on Globally Engaged S&E Workforce, NAE’s Center for Engineering Ethics and Society and the IEEE Global Humanitarian Award. He has directed the Science, Technology, and Globalization Program at Embry-Riddle and the McBride Honors Program at CSM. He has been Boeing Senior Fellow in Engineering Education at the NAE and co-editor of the journal Engineering Studies.
Please visit Juan's homepage at Colorado School of Mines.