Latin American science funding crisis fuels brain drain
Source: Lueny Morell (CHINA)
Lueny Morell, MS, PE, Ing.Paed.IGIP is Founder & Director of InnovaHiEd, and Vice Dean of the School of General Engineering at Beihang University in China. With a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico and Stanford University, and licensed engineer, Lueny is passionate about STEAM education and innovation as pillars to develop talent to better serve society. During the last 5 years she has catalyzed the creation of two new schools of engineering: one in Silicon Valley, USA and one in Beijing, China. From 2002 to 2014 she was a member of various HP Labs teams and previously full professor of Chemical Engineering at University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez. She is an IEEE Senior Member, an ASEE Fellow a member of the Pan-American Academy of Engineering, ABET Program Evaluator, member of the Advisory Board of the International Centre for Engineering Education (ICEE) of the UNESCO-Chinese Academy of Engineering and has received various awards for her work, including the prestigious US National Academy of Engineering Gordon Prize for innovations in engineering education in 2006. Recognized as one of the Engineering Education Pioneers in the US in 2014, Lueny is author of Essentials to Innovate Engineering & Related Disciplines as well as dozens of papers. She is also co-founder of IFEES (Past President), GEDC and SPEED. Lueny maintains two blogs on topics associated with innovation and engineering education and her team consulting/mentoring activities (www.luenymorell.com; www.innovahied.com).