Professor Michael Qaissaunee
Professor and Chair, Engineering and Technology
Brookdale Community College
Mike Qaissaunee is Chair of the Engineering and Technology Department at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, New Jersey. Mike has been the driving force behind three National Science Foundation (NSF) grants awarded to Brookdale: Building a Pipeline of Cyber Warriors Through Education and Competition Offered Through Community Colleges, awarded in March 2013; E-MATE, E-books and Mobile Apps for Technician Education, awarded in October 2012; and a 2003 grant to found the Mid-Atlantic Institute for Telecommunications Technologies (MAITT). As Principal Investigator (PI) of MAITT, Mike led the development and implementation of several new courses related to wireless communications, and co-authored a 10th grade Engineering and Technology textbook. Mike has been active at his own campus and around the country in promoting the adoption of new technologies in and approaches to teaching and learning, including: blogs, audio and video podcasts, wikis, mobile computing, and educational gaming and simulation. He has conducted workshops and presented keynote addresses at more than 50 conferences and seminars nationwide on topics including wireless, wireless security, iPhone programming, and Web 2.0.
Mike is the recipient of two Educator of the Year awards, including the 2007 Global Wireless Education Consortium (GWEC) Wireless Educator of the Year Award and the 2009 High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC) Educator of the Year Award. The awards recognize his outstanding contributions to advanced technological education at both the local and national levels and significant contributions to the education and training of today’s technology workforce. Mike received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware (Newark, DE).
Tuesday, September 17, 2:00-2:55pm - New Jersey Cyber Aces Academy