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Rasha Morsi

Associate Professor of Engineering
Norfolk State University
Teaching with Technology Recipient

Rasha Morsi is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Engineering at Norfolk State University (NSU), where she teaches Electronics Engineering and has been a faculty member since 2003.

Dr. Morsi has extensive research experience in the areas of Modeling, Simulation, Visualization, and Training Technologies (MSV&TT) design and development, Formal Methods, and Data and Visual Analytics. She also conducts workshops addressing the integration of M&S in K-12 curricula, animation and gaming, and wireless technologies. Dr. Morsi is currently involved in several projects aimed at enhancing K-16 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.

Since 2003, Dr. Morsi has secured over $5.3M in funding from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense, among other public and private funding agencies. She has led the development of numerous interactive web-based applications, mobile apps, and games for K-16 education. Dr. Morsi is founding director of the Creative Gaming and Simulation (CGS) lab, a research lab with a mission of designing and developing sound educational models for curriculum and assessment-based games, e-tools, and training solutions. She is currently principal investigator on a $4.2 million simulation project (VNurse). This 3D simulation is expected to help nurses train using curriculum-based content to better achieve on the national certification exam.

Dr. Morsi has received numerous accolades for her achievements during her tenure at NSU. She was named the YWCA Woman of Distinction – Science and Technology (2009) and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education’s Emerging Scholars – one of ten selected nationwide (2008). In 2007, she received the NSU ‘University Award of Excellence,’ an award given to a faculty member who has performed in a superior manner in teaching, scholarly activity, and service. It is one of the highest honors the University can bestow on one of its faculty. Other awards include the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology’s Teacher of the Year (2006), Outstanding Grantsmanship (2005 - 2010), and Engineering’s Top Faculty (2008).

Dr. Morsi received a B.Eng. degree in Computer Systems and Electronics Engineering from King’s College, University of London, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Old Dominion University.

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Dr. Rasha Morsi

"Teaching has been a dream of mine ever since I was 14 years old. Ive always been fascinated by the power of a teacher and the ability to feed the young minds that resemble sponges waiting to be soaked in knowledge Teaching to me is a passion, not a job."