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Eagle, W. Ethan

Eagle, W. Ethan

Keystone Instructor
A. James Clark School of Engineering
2108K J.M. Patterson Building

Professor W. Ethan Eagle is a Lecturer at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. There he teaches students the processes of engineering design; humankind’s attempts to master and control the natural world to our own benefit. His motto for engineers is "We build the change you want to see in the world." Professor Eagle has expertise in state-of-the-art optical, laser, and emissions diagnostics spanning a variety of powerplant sizes, fuel choices, and architectures, and has led investigations into the fundamental understanding of turbulence-chemistry interaction (TCI) that enable power systems to be maximally efficient. Additionally, he leads inquiry into the ethics of all such work that enables societal growth and is a published author on the topics of engineering activism and engineering ethics in the journals of Engineering, Social Justice and Peace, and Science and Engineering Ethics. Dr. Eagle is also an advocate and ally for diversity and inclusion and advocate for its positive impact on innovative thinking and design. He has been an invited speaker on these topics at Universities, US National and International Research Labs, and most recently by a committee of the US National Academies of Engineering, Science, and Medicine investigating the productive overlap between disciplinary thinking in the sciences and humanities. Report summary here[pdf]. Previously Dr. Eagle was appointed as a tenure track professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and prior to that performed research as a post-doctoral fellow at Sandia National Labs Combustion Research Facility in Livermore, CA. His PhD in Aerospace Engineering is from the University of Michigan. He is also currently an innovation consultant, coach, and professor of practice at the Innovatrium Institute for Innovation, LLC based in Ann Arbor Michigan and teaches an online course "Leading Innovation" each fall, and an on-demand learning system, the Certified Professional Innovator program. 

Dr. Eagle is a curriculum developer of the NSF funded project "Engineering for Us All" being led by the Clark School Dean Darryl Pines. For more information on E4USA see https://e4usa.umd.edu

University of Maryland

Introduction to Engineering Design (ENES 100 Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018)

Thermodynamics (ENES 232)

Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion (ENES213 Fall 2019)

University of Michigan

Leading Innovation - http://keeplearning.engin.umich.edu/innovation/about/ (Certified Professional Innovator Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017)


Wayne State University

Automobile Aerodyanmics (ME Special Topics 5995 - Spring 2017)

Introduction to Fluid Mechanics (ME3400 Fall 2017, Spring 2018)

Short Courses

Cross Cultural Global Engineering Progarm for Wayne State University at Zhejiang University of Technology (Special topics EGR5995 Summer 2019, Summer 2018) 

Lear Innovation Challenge https://www.innovatrium.org/lear2018/ (Spring 2018 Spring 2017)

Northrop Grumman's Christopher Jones to Deliver Spring Commencement Remarks

Northrop Grumman Technology Services VP and President Dr. Christopher T. Jones (Ph.D. '97) to speak at Clark School Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremony.

Alumnus Named 2016 Black Engineer of the Year

Aerospace Engineering Alumni Christopher T. Jones (Ph.D. '97) named 2016 Black Engineer of the Year Award by Black Engineer magazine.

Lankford Awarded ARCS Scholarship

Aerospace engineering grad student receives 2015-2016 Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation (ARCS) Scholarship

Bergles Passes at 78

Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering Dr. Arthur S. Bergles passes at 78.

Merrill Presidential Scholars Honored

Three Clark School students and their college and high school mentors recognized.

Professor Wins Women's Business Plan Competition

Espy-Wilson's technology eliminates background noise in cell phones, speech communications.

$50K Business Plan Competition Semifinalists Announced

The 16 semifinalist teams include university faculty, students, and young alumni.

Tech Council Honors Clark School Board Member and TAP Entrepreneur

Clark School board member Linda Gooden and Mark Anstey, president of a TAP start-up company, were honored by the Tech Council of Maryland as Executive of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year, respectively.