By Jennifer Johnson, ASEE today section editor/writer
has been selected as the chair of the Department of Electrical
and Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
A. Bickart has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University
Society of Scholars. He is the president emeritus of the Colorado
School of Mines.
I. Byrnes has been elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish
Academy of Engineering Sciences. Byrnes is the dean of the School
of Engineering and Applied Science at Washington University in
St. Louis and the Edward H. and Florence G. Skinner Professor
of Systems Science and Mathematics.
L. Cecchi has been appointed dean of the School of Engineering
at the University of New Mexico. He is a professor of chemical
and nuclear engineering.
Elias, associate dean for research at the University of Nebraska
- Lincoln's College of Engineering & Technology, recently
received the first Henry Gantt Medallion Award to be offered
by the Institute
of Industrial Engineers. Elias was honored for his innovative
design of the Personal Rapid Transit system, the world's first
fully automated computer-controlled transit system, at West Virginia
R. Hall has been named holder of the Jack E. and Frances Brown
Chair in Engineering at Texas A&M University. Hall is a professor
of chemical engineering.
Marcos has been selected as the University Distinguished Teaching
Scholars Chair for the 2001-2002 academic year for Kansas State
University. Marcos is also a professor of electrical and computer
engineering at KSU.
Sathyamoorthy has been named dean of the Leonard Nelson College
of Engineering at the West Virginia University of Technology.
Sathyamoorthy was formerly professor and chairman of the department
of mechanical and aeronautical engineering at Clarkson University.
Varma, Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Chemical Engineering
and director of the Center for Molecularly Engineering Materials
at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected as the first
recipient of the University's Research Achievement Award.
2001 Conference in Copenhagen, on September 12-14, will focus
on the changing paradigm of engineering education. Topics discussed
will include new engineering competencies, information and communication
technology, motivating teaching, and evaluation methods. For more
information on this conference, please see
European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI), and the Technical
University Berlin (TUB) will be holding the inaugural ASEE/SEFI/TUB
International Colloquium, "Global Changes in Engineering Education,"
on September 15-18, 2001, in Berlin, Germany. Conference topics
will include educating engineering students in entrepreneurship,
national accreditation/global practice, and technology in learning
systems. For more information on the conference, see http://asee.org/conferences/international/default.cfm
of Automotive Engineers is holding its 2001 International Body
Engineering Conference & Exhibition in Detroit, Michigan,
on October 16-18. Technical session topics will include advanced
body design and engineering, safety systems, and advanced technologies.
for more information.
American Society for Mechanical Engineers' International Mechanical
Engineering Congress and Exposition is being held on November
11-16 in New York City. With a focus on nanotechnology, the conference
will feature speakers on the topics of nanoelectromechanical systems,
nano fibers, and the business of nanotechnology. For more information,
Ecological Engineering Society is holding its International Conference
on Ecological Engineering in Christchurch, New Zealand, on November
25-29. Under the theme "Ecological Engineering for Landscape Services
and Products," the conference will feature speakers on topics
to include ecological engineering: state of the art, ecological
engineering for wastewater treatment, and integration of engineering
infrastructure with ecosystem functions. Please see http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/pdg/iees/
for more information.
San Diego, California, on November 26-29, the IEEE International
Conference on Automated Software Engineering will bring together
researchers and practitioners to share ideas on the foundations,
techniques, tools, and applications of automated software engineering
technology. Topics to be covered will include automated reasoning
techniques, domain modeling and meta-modeling, process and workflow
management, and software architectures. For more information,
please see http://ase.informatik.uni-essen.de/
CALLS FOR PAPERS
Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium, sponsored by the International
Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers, has issued a call for
papers, with abstracts due February 1, 2002. The symposium, to
be held in Daejon, Korea, on November 17-20, 2002, has a theme
of "Control Technologies in Ocean Engineering." Topics of interest
include underwater vehicles and control, acoustic sensors, equipments,
and control, dynamic positioning system, and ship motion control.
for more information.
items for the International News section, please send information
at least 12 weeks prior to desired publication to ASEE Today,
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Web site at http://asee.org/international
in Engineering Mechanics, 2nd edition. By Arthur P. Boresi
and Ken P. Chong. John Wiley & Sons, New York; 2000, 615 pp.,
Mechanics: Dynamics. By Arthur P. Boresi and Richard J. Schmidt.
Brooks/Cole, Pacific Grove, CA; 2001, 772 pp., $104.95.
P. Boresi and Richard J. Schmidt. Brooks/Cole, Pacific Grove,
CA; 2001, 683 pp., $104.95.
Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam. By Michael R.
Lindeburg. Professional Publications, Belmont, CA; 2001, 1150
WINS ELEVEN AWARDS
launch in 1991, Prism magazine has been recognized among educational
publications nationwide for its outstanding achievements in editorial,
creative, and educational content. This year, Prism has added
eleven awards to its already impressive roster. Within the past
three years, the magazine has won 27 prestigious awards.
Prism received eight APEX awards (The Awards for Publication Excellence
from Communication Concepts, a publishing consulting firm). The
awards include a Grand Awardthe highest honor given by the
organizationfor the design and illustration of the October
2000 piece entitled, "Food Fight in Europe," illustrated
by Rick Hanson. The November 2000 issue received an award in the
category of best overall magazine and journal writing. This issue
also captured APEX honors in the categories of feature writing
for "An Untapped Talent Pool," by Thomas K. Grose, a
personality profiles award for "Bill Joy's Bad Dream,"
by Joannie Fischer, and a spreads and contents pages award, also
for "Bad Dream." The March 2001 issue won an APEX cover
design award for "Why Not Engineering?," photographed
by Grant Delin, and a design and layout award for "Playing
the Game," illustrated by Edel Rodriguez. Prism's final APEX
award was in the category of best four-color magazines and journals.
to the APEX awards, Prism was recognized with an EdPress award
from the Association of Educational Publishers for the cover of
the February 2000 issue, designed by Michael Gibbs. Prism was
also a finalist in the cover design category for its May/June
out this year's awards is the "Best in Print 2000 Award of
Excellence," presented by United Litho, Inc., for the March
ASEE SOCIETY AWARDS
Outstanding Zone Campus Representative Awards were established
by the Campus Liaison Board to honor outstanding Zone Campus
Representatives. The 2001 Campus Representative Awards were
presented at the ASEE Awards Banquet in Albuquerque on June
27. Each winner received a plaque and ASEE's congratulations
for a job well-done.
SUNY - Stony
of Tennessee at Chattanooga
ASEE Fellows Named
members received the Fellow grade of membership in recognition
of outstanding contributions to engineering or engineering technology
education. This was conferred by ASEE's Board of Directors at
the awards banquet held at the ASEE Annual Conference in Albuquerque,
- Mary R.
Anderson-Rowland, Arizona State University
W. Buchanan, Northeastern University
A. Buonopane, Northeastern University
A. Gerhardt, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- E. Walter
LeFevre, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
- John J.
McDonough, University of Maine-Orono
L. McHenry, Arizona State University-East
G. McWilliams, Jr., Widener University
T. Smerdon, University of Arizona
A. Timblin, Central Piedmont Community College
J. Wilhelm, Wichita State University
2001 ASEE NATIONAL
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CITATION
Fisher, professor and head of the department of engineering
mechanics and chair of the engineering division at the U.S.
Air Force Academy, received the ASEE Distinguished Service Citation
for his continuous and distinguished service to engineering
education through active participation in the work of ASEE since
Service Citation is given to an ASEE member in recognition of
long, continuous, and distinguished service to education in
engineering and engineering technology through active participation
in the work of ASEE. The citation, which consists of a framed
certificate, recognizes the kind of diligent, steadfast, and
persevering service that might otherwise go unnoticed to ASEE.
GARVER LAMME AWARD
S. "Skip" Fletcher, Regents Professor and Thomas Dietz Professor
of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded
the Benjamin Garver Lamme Award. As an engineering educator,
Dr. Fletcher has served as an inspiring teacher, researcher,
administrator, and practicing engineer. His educational books
for first-year engineering students have been used extensively,
and his service as department chair at the University of Virginia
and associate dean at Texas A&M University led to many improvements.
His service as president of both the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
has had a lasting favorable impact on engineering education,
and his appointment as Director of Aerospace at NASA Ames Research
Center demonstrates his achievements outside the field of teaching.
in 1928, the Benjamin Garver Lamme Award recognizes excellence
in teaching, contributions to research and technical literature,
and achievements that advance the profession of engineering
J. BERGER AWARD
Gentry, dean of the School of Technology at Purdue University,
was awarded the Frederick J. Berger Award for the lasting and
significant impact he has made on engineering technology education
at the national level through his contributions in the School
of Technology at Purdue University and through his dedicated
service to the profession. His commitments to excellence and
a student-centered focus have elevated the professional status
of technology students at Purdue, which, in turn, has had influence
on the welfare of students in the national technology community.
J. Berger Award, established in 1990 by Frederick J. Berger,
recognizes and encourages excellence in engineering technology
education. It is presented to both an individual and a school
or department for demonstrating outstanding leadership in curriculum,
techniques, or administration in engineering technology education.
F. CARLSON AWARD
Smith, Morse Alumni Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering
at the University of Minnesota, received the Chester F. Carlson
Award for Innovation in Engineering Education for his introduction
of the cooperative learning group approach to engineering education,
the research that he has conducted in improving his own approach
to cooperative learning groups and to his advocacy of the cooperative
learning group in the context of engineering education.
F. Carlson Award is given to an individual innovator in engineering
education who, by motivation and ability to extend beyond the
accepted tradition, has made a significant contribution to the
profession. The award is sponsored by the Xerox Corporation.
J. FREUND AWARD
Takacs, senior co-op advisor in the College of Engineering at
the University of Kentucky, received the Clement J. Freund Award
for his sustained contributions to cooperative education over
many years, and the enthusiasm with which he has advocated cooperative
education throughout his distinguished career. Prior to joining
the staff at the University of Kentucky in 1994, he worked at
the DuPont Company in a variety of engineering, management and
administrative positions. While at DuPont, he worked for more
than 10 years managing an engineering co-op and professional
recruiting program, retiring after 31 years of service.
J. Freund Award honors an individual in business, industry,
government or education who has made a significant positive
impact on cooperative education programs in engineering and
KEILLOR AWARD FOR WOMEN IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION
L. Darby, professor of civil and environmental engineering at
the University of California-Davis, was awarded the Sharon Keillor
Award for Women in Engineering Education for her exemplary service
and outstanding record in teaching engineering students. Her
record is exceptional in all facets of engineering education,
including classroom and laboratory teaching, mentoring of undergraduate
and graduate students, securing extramural funds for undergraduate
and graduate training programs, new course development, K-12
outreach activities, and implementing programs to improve diversity
in the college.
Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education recognizes
and honors outstanding women engineering educators.
H. MCGRAW AWARD
English, professor and chair of the department of engineering
technology at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, was awarded
the James H. McGraw Award for his outstanding contributions
to engineering technology education over the years, and for
his dedicated efforts. Since 1980, he has served the engineering
technology community through his involvement in ASEE's Engineering
Technology Division, College/Industry Education Conference,
and Engineering Technology Council, as well as holding leadership
positions in other engineering societies.
H. McGraw Award, sponsored by the ASEE Engineering Technology
Council and funded by the Glencoe Division of MacMillan/McGraw-Hill,
is presented to an outstanding contributor to engineering technology
MERRYFIELD DESIGN AWARD
Nichols, associate chair and associate professor of the department
of mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin,
was awarded the Fred Merryfield Design Award. Nichols developed
the capstone design course in mechanical engineering which serves
as a model for other departments at the University of Texas
at Austin and at other universities. His research programs focuses
on analytical tools in support of design and manufacturing activities.
His emphasis on design and engineering ethics has helped students
and faculty across the country better understand the role of
the design engineer in society. His close cooperation with industry
serves as a model in collaborative engineering design education.
Merryfield Design Award, established in 1981 by CH2M Hill in
memory of Fred Merryfield, is presented to an engineering educator
for excellence in teaching of engineering design and acknowledges
other significant contributions related to engineering design
IN ENGINEERING AWARD
N. Braswell, professor of industrial engineering at Florida
A&M University-Florida State University, received the Minorities
in Engineering Award for his exemplary creativity in the development
of the Mastery Learning Program for the education and retention
of minorities and women in the study of engineering. He has
dedicated his teaching excellence to these purposes by using
industrial engineering methods in TQM, tutor training, human
work design, and performance assessment for the recruitment,
retention, and teaching of minorities in engineering. He has
participated in minority education on a professional basis for
more than 50 years at many levels of participation in academia,
industry, government, and ASEE.
in Engineering Award, established in 1979, is given to an engineering
educator for exceptional achievement in increasing participation
and retention of minorities and women in engineering.
G. QUINN AWARD
J. Perna, associate dean of engineering at the New Jersey Institute
of Technology, received the Robert G. Quinn Award for his contributions
over the past three-plus decades to curriculum and laboratory
innovations in the design and construction of laboratory facilities
and experiments in the areas of fluid flow, heat and mass transfer,
process dynamics and control and their associated computer hardware
for use by freshmen engineering and chemical engineering seniors
to increase proficiency in critical thinking, teamwork, and
oral and written communications skills.
G. Quinn Award was established by Agilent Technologies in honor
of Robert G. Quinn and his contribution to thousands of engineering
students and his direct influence on the Agilent Higher Education
Program. The award is presented to an
individual for outstanding contributions in providing and promoting
excellence in experimentation and laboratory instruction.
ELGIN WICKENDEN AWARD
R. Woods, emeritus professor of chemical engineering at McMaster
University, received the William Elgin Wickenden Award for his
paper, "An Evidence-Based Strategy for Problem Solving," which
appeared in the October 2000 issue of the Journal of Engineering
Elgin Wickenden Award, sponsored by the Journal of Engineering
Education Editorial Review Board, is presented to the author
of the best paper published in ASEE's Journal of Engineering
Education (JEE), the scholarly archival journal for the Society.
JEE's Editorial Review Board selects the best paper published
during the previous January to October publication cycle.
ASEE President's Award was presented to two organizations. One
award was received by the ExxonMobil Corporation for an Op-Ed
titled "In Praise of Engineers," which was published in the
New York Times (February 22, 2001) during National Engineers
Week 2001. The other award was received by the Economic Development
Administration of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for its video
production which recognized engineering contributions to the
State of Pennsylvania.
President's Award recognizes those organizations that use media
outlets to promote engineering careers and encourage students
to pursue an engineering education. The award also serves to
encourage organizations to publicize engineering as a career
to students, including K-12. The award is funded by the ASEE
Engineering Deans Council and consists of an inscribed plaque.