ASEE FELLOWS NAMED
The following members received the Fellow grade of membership in recognition of outstanding contributions to engineering or engineering technology education. This distinction was conferred by ASEE's board of directors at the awards banquet held during the ASEE annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.
Professor and Dean (Designate)
College of Engineering
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Professor and Chair
Colorado State University-Pueblo
TEES Research Professor
Texas A&M Experiment Station
Texas A&M University
Lawrence J. Genalo
Materials Science and Engineering Department
Iowa State University
Thomas M. Hall Jr.
Engineering Technology Department
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Robert J. Herrick
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Department
Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department
Louisiana State University
Construction Management and Engineering Department
North Dakota State University
Matthew W. Ohland
Engineering Education Department
Diane T. Rover
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Iowa State University
Chemical Engineering Department
Washington State University
BENJAMIN GARVER LAMME AWARD
The Benjamin Garver Lamme Award, established in 1928, recognizes excellence in teaching, contributions to research and technical literature, and achievements that advance the profession of engineering college administration.
Lester A. Gerhardt, professor of electrical, computer and systems engineering (ECSE)andcomputer science and information technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), received the Benjamin Garver Lamme Award for his demonstrated excellence and impact over nearly four decades in advancing engineering education. As a dedicated teacher, he contributed to innovative advances in interactive and self-paced instruction and multidisciplinary design learning. As a pioneer and passionate leader in global engineering education, he succeeded in providing international opportunities for engineering students in the United States and abroad through his cofoundingof the Global Engineering Education Exchange Program and development of RPI's Engineering Education Across Cultural Horizons Program. Gerhardt has demonstrated dedication, excellence, and achievement in engineering education administration through numerous key leadership positions at RPI and in his professional societies.
Gerhardt" s career combines both industrial and academic experience at Bell Aerospace and RPI. He worked at Bell for 10 years on the visual simulation of space-flight, including the Apollo Program's moon landing, for which he received several patents and the Bell Outstanding Management Award. His academic career of more than 40 years at RPI continuously combined teaching, research, and academic administration. His research specialty is digital signal processing.
Gerhardt has conducted sponsored research and taught each semester, and is recognized for his unwavering commitment to excellence in both areas, concurrent with his more than 35 years of administrative responsibilities. His teaching responsibilities include both undergraduate and graduate course development, as well as teaching in virtually all modalities. He has published and presented extensively with his students, winning several best paper awards.
Administratively, during his more than decadelong tenure as ECSE department chair at RPI, the department was cited as one of the most improved departments in the United States by the National Academy of Engineering. He was appointed by Rensselaer President George Low as founding director of the Center for Manufacturing Productivity, which he developed both technically and organizationally. While he directed the Computer Integrated Manufacturing program, it won a worldwide Lead award for excellence from the Computer and Automated Systems Association of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He was also director of the Center for Industrial Innovation, and associate dean of engineering for research and strategy. By special appointment of Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson, he also served as interim vice president of research administration and finance, dean of engineering, and vice provost and dean of graduate education.
Internationally, Gerhardt is cofounder (1995) of the Global Engineering Education Exchange Program, serving as chair of the executive board for 13 years. He is recognized as the originator and architect of the Rensselaer Engineering Education Across Cultural Horizons (REACH) Program, the original goal of which was to require an international experience of each undergraduate engineering student. Gerhardt served on the founding advisory board of the Aquincum Institute of Technology (AIT) in 2009, in Budapest, Hungary.
Gerhardt is a life member and fellow of ASEE and a life member and fellow of IEEE. He has received the inaugural ASEE Research Administration Award; an honorary Ph.D. -Honoris Causa, awarded by the Technical University of Denmark and presented by the queen; and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He was a U.S. delegate to NATO (Scientific Affairs Division) and chair of its Collaborative Research Grants Program. Holder of several patents, he was named a New York State Inventor of the Year and was one of nine U.S. faculty members designated "agents of change" in the 2011 book, What Is Global Engineering Education For? The Making of International Educators by Gary Lee Downey and Kacey Beddoes. Gerhardt serves as senior adviser to the president of the Institute of International Education (HE). He received the Rensselaer Trustees Faculty Achievement Award in 2002, 2004, 2009, and 2011, and was elected chair of the faculty at Rensselaer in 2012.
Gerhardt received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the City College of New York, and his master's and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Buffalo, the latter two earned while working full time.
FREDERICK J. BERGER AWARD
The Frederick J. Berger Award 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.
Kenneth Rennels, associate professor of engineering technology in the Mechanical EngiTechnology Department at Indiana University/ Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI), received the Frederick J. Berger Award in recognition of his dedication to engineering technology, both in his administrative roles at IUPUI and for his years as a volunteer working to further engineering technology education through professional organizations, including ASEE's Engineering Technology Division and Engineering Technology Leadership Council and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), as well as the Journal of Engineering Technology. He was instrumental in putting together the online master's degree in technology in the Facility Management program, which he currently directs at IUPUI.
During his 26-year tenure at IUPUI, Rennels has held administrative appointments that include chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology; associate dean for industry relations; and associate dean for undergraduate programs in the School of Engineering and Technology. He is currently director of the Facilities Management Graduate Program and chair of the Engineering Technology Program Graduate Committee.
Rennels is actively engaged in translational research activities, holding an appointment with the Veterans Administration's Veterans Engineering Research Center (VERC) as a systems engineer and lead instructor for Lean Six- Sigma courses.
Nationally, Rennels was appointed to the ABET Board of Directors in 2006 as the representative from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). He has also served as an alternate to the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET and has been a program evaluator for general and manufacturing technology programs. He is currently treasurer of the ASEE Engineering Technology Division. He has been a member of the Engineering Technology Leadership Institute (ETLI) executive committee, serving as chair in 2002-2003. Additionally, he served as general conference chair of the 2006 Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC), a role he will repeat in the 2014 CIEC. Rennels has been a member of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Department Heads Committee (METDHC) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), including service as the METDHC chair, and served on the ASME Board of Engineering Education in 2004-2005. He is a member of the Walker Career Center Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Advisory Board.
Rennels is a member of ASEE, ASME, SAE, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA).
After graduation from Purdue University with a degree in industrial engineering, Rennels spent 11 years in the aerospace industry, holding positions that included senior manufacturing engineer, general supervisor, project manager, and plant manager for the Bendix Corp. and Precision Rings. His graduate degrees are in industrial engineering, from Purdue University, and business administration, from Indiana University. He is a registered professional engineer in Indiana.
CHESTER F. CARLSON AWARD
The Chester F. Carlson Award is presented annually 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.
William C. Oakes, director of the EPICS program and associate professor in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University, received the Chester F Carlson Award for his innovative approaches to curriculum reform using service learning within the undergraduate and pre-university settings. He has developed multiple models of engineering service learning for undergraduates, and has disseminated these models through publications, presentations, and faculty development workshops, both nationally and internationally. He adapted these models for the pre-university environment, both within the curriculum and as extracurricular models, and disseminated these adaptations nationally and internationally through publications, curriculum support materials, and teacher training. He has dedicated himself to engaging students in learning while addressing compelling needs of our communities and equipping faculty and teachers to do the same.
Oakes is one of the founding faculty members of the School of Engineering Education with courtesy appointments in mechanical, environmental, and ecological engineering as well as curriculum and instruction in the College of Education. He earned his B.S.M.E. and M.S.M.E at Michigan State University and Ph.D. from Purdue. He became a registered professional engineer while working as a design engineer for GE Aircraft Engines between his M.S. and Ph.D. He has integrated service-learning courses from first-year engineering courses to capstone, personally supervising more than 2,500 undergraduates in service learning. He is active in dissemination of service learning, conducting faculty development workshops within the United States and abroad, publishing conference and journal articles on engineering education, and contributing to nine books, including coauthoring the first text for engineering service learning.
Oakes helped establish a network of EPICS programs with 20 active schools in the United States and abroad. He initiated the adaptation of EPICS to high schools with active schools in 10 states and 28 countries in partnership with IEEE. He has been recognized by Campus Compact as an Indiana Campus Compact Fellow and nationally as the first engineer to receive the Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service Learning. He was a co-recipient of the National Academy of Engineering's Bernard Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education for his work in EPICS and also received the National Society of Professional Engineers' Educational Excellence Award. He has received numerous awards for his efforts at Purdue, including being elected as a fellow of the Teaching Academy, chosen as a service-learning faculty fellow, and listed in the Book of Great Teachers. He is a fellow and an active member of ASEE, having served on the boards of the College-Industry Partnerships Division, and on the Freshman Programs Division and the Frontiers in Education Conference steering committee for the Educational Research and Methods Division, He was general cochair for the 2004 FIE conference. He is a fellow of the National Society of Professional Engineers and served as chair of the Professional Engineers in Higher Education Division. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Tau Beta Pi.
ISADORE T. DAVIS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN COLLABORATION OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION AND INDUSTRY
The Isadore T. Davis Award celebrates the spirit and leadership of individuals who make a mark on collaborations and partnerships between engineering or engineering technology educators and industry to improve learning, scholarship, and engagement practices within the engineering education community.
Mohammad Noori, professor of mechanical engineering at California Polytechnic State University, received the Isadore T. Davis Award in recognition of his accomplishments as an educator, scholar, and administrator who has been a pioneer in establishing innovative industry-university partnerships for more than two decades. He has engaged industry in sponsoring undergraduate projects, graduate fellowships, applied research for faculty, and outreach programs. Noori has collaborated with industry in developing innovative curricula, founding industry project centers and multidisciplinary industryuniversity consortia, and promoting industry-university collaborations at the national level. His exemplary collaborative efforts have resulted in educating a better-rounded engineering workforce, inspiring innovation, and enhancing learning, scholarship, and engagement practices within the national engineering education community.
Noori is a visionary academic leader and a recognized educator and scholar. He served as dean of engineering at Cal Poly from 2005 to 2010. Previously, he was the Reynolds Professor and head of mechanical and aerospace engineering at North Carolina State University and J. W. Higgins Professor and head of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). He holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Illinois, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Virginia, respectively.
Noori has spearheaded numerous industry-university-government-global partnerships. At WPI, he founded a multiuniversity- industry Center for Loss Prevention and Structural Integrity, and created an industry-sponsored collaboration between WPI and the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, which resulted in the first joint senior design program involving multiple universities. Noori served as a founding member of the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) and its board of directors and as one of six NIA Liaison Professors. He also was a member of the board of directors of the California Space Authority. He chaired the American Society of Mechanical Engineers national committee of ME department heads and was a member of the executive committee of the Engineering Deans Council and several National Science Foundation delegations for U.S.-Japan and U.S.-China cooperative research programs. He serves on the advisory boards of two major colleges of engineering.
Noori's research in natural hazard mitigation and diagnostics is recognized internationally. In addition to NASA funding for NIA, he has received more than $13 million from NSF, the Office of Naval Research, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He has supervised over 50 postdoctoral and graduate students; published over 200 journal and conference papers, and presented over 90 keynote and invited talks, including a recent plenary talk at the annual meeting of the Korean Society for Engineering Education. Noori, who holds two patents, has edited nine journal and archival volumes, is the associate and technical editor and member of the editorial board of seven scientific journals, and has served on, chaired, or cochaired over 20 scientific and organizing committees of major international conferences. He currently chairs the Graduate Studies Division of ASEE and is a member of the ASEE National Collaborative Task Force for Engineering Graduate Education Reform. He was invited to provide expert testimony before President Bill Clinton's Special Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection and is a member of Sigma Xi, Pi Tau Sigma, Chi-Epsilon, and Sigma Mu Epsilon honorary societies. A fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, he has received a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship.
DUPONT MINORITIES IN ENGINEERING AWARD
The DuPont Minorities in Engineering Award honors an engineering educator for exceptional achievement in increasing participation and retention of minorities and women in engineering, and recognizes the importance of student diversity by ethnicity and gender in science, engineering, and technology.
Carolyn Vallas, assistant dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and director of the Center for Diversity in Engineering (CDE) at the University of Virginia, received the DuPont Minorities in Engineering Award in recognition of more than 20 years of achievement in increasing student diversity in engineering. She has worked for the past 13 years to enhance student participation and success in engineering in Virginia. She has helped increase the School of Engineering and Applied Science's (SEAS) underrepresented minority population from 5.6 percent to 8.4 percent and the female population from 24 percent to 29 percent.
Vallas joined the university in 1998. Throughout her tenure, she has worked to increase the number of under represented students pursuing and graduating with engineering degrees from SEAS while also cultivating an environment across the Commonwealth of Virginia that nurtures student interest, participation, and success in science and engineering. Her work within the CDE is focused on creating a highly diverse, world-class community of innovative science and engineering leaders. The center offers a broad spectrum of activities to serve the entire science and engineering pipeline, including pre-college initiatives for students and teachers in addition to programs for undergraduate and graduate students.
Vallas has over 20 years' experience working with diverse populations, including students with physical and learning disabilities. Her professional expertise includes the creation and implementation of programs, student services, development, and grant writing to successfully support and inspire underrepresented students at all levels. Her career highlights include executing and sustaining high-quality pre-college and university programs that have involved well over 2,000 primary and secondary students, teachers, and undergraduate and graduate students since 2006; serving as president of the National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Administrators (NAMEPA) Inc. from 2006 to 2008; increasing CDE operations from a single full-time employee to a team of four (director, two research faculty, and one administrator), and serving as the principal investigator and co-PI on numerous National Science Foundation grants that garnered more than $9 million in external funding over the past decade. She is a board member of the National GEM Consortium (Graduate Education for Minorities) and faculty adviser to the National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and the Society of Women Engineers. Her research interest encompasses underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Her accomplishments include the 2010 Robert A Bland Award for increasing the number of African- American students attending and graduating from the U.Va. School of Engineering and Applied Science; the 2010 U.Va. Office of Equal Opportunity Programs Champion Award for expanding the recruitment and retention of underrepresented science and engineering students; the 2009 Pablo J. Davis Award for contributions to the universitywide Hispanic-Latino community; the 2008 NAMEPA National Director of the Year award; and the 1999 NSF Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math, and Engineering Mentoring. Vallas holds a B.S. degree in education from Seattle University and an M.S. degree in psychology and school counseling from California State University, Fullerton, and is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in educational management from Hampton University.
JOHN L. IMHOFF GLOBAL EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING EDUCATION
The John L. Imhoff Award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the industrial engineering discipline, who exemplifies the highest standards of the professoriate in industrial engineering, and has demonstrated global cooperation and understanding through leadership and other initiatives.
Bopaya Bidanda, Ernest Roth Professor and chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, received the John L. Imhoff Award in recognition of his key role in implementing many innovative academic programs. He has presented invited and keynote talks at national industrial engineering conferences in Asia, South America, Central America, Africa, and the Middle East. Under his stewardship, the industrial engineering program at the University of Pittsburgh was the first in the country to mandate that all graduates complete an international experience as part of their academic requirements.
Over the past 25 years, Bidanda has worked to internationalize engineering education, not only in the United States but across the globe. His research focuses on manufacturing systems, reverse engineering, and product development. At the University of Pittsburgh, he has played a key role in implementing many innovative academic programs, including a flexible doctoral program directed toward teaching faculty in South America and the establishment of an M.S. program with a focus on global engineering leadership. He also initiated the Engineering/Business program of the Semester at Sea.
Bidanda previously served as president of the Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads and serves on the board of trustees of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. Bidanda has a secondary appointment as professor of business administration at the Katz Graduate School of Business and also as a visiting professor and fellow of the European Union Center for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development at the Instituto Politéchnico de Leiria, Portugal. He also serves on the International Advisory Boards of SRM University (India) and Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia).
Bidanda is a fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and has served as an accreditation visitor in the United States, South America, and the Middle East. In 2004, he was appointed a Fulbright Senior Specialist by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the U.S. Department of State.
He has published five books in addition to over 100 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He participated as a faculty member on three Semester at Sea Voyages.
He received his B.S. degree from National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal (1976), M.S. degree from Western Carolina University (1983), and Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University (1987).
SHARON A. KEILLOR AWARD FOR WOMEN IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION
The Sharon A Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education recognizes and honors outstanding women engineering educators. Keillor was an engineering educator and a high- technology industry executive with extensive experience and accomplishments. An Athlone Fellow at the Imperial College of the University of London, she also served as a faculty member at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, the University of Western Ontario, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Afterward, she embarked upon an outstanding career in industry, which included serving at Digital Equipment Corp. as head of corporate training and later as vice president for software engineering; senior vice president of CTA Incorporated; senior vice president and chief operating officer of WatkinsJohnson; and vice president of Raytheon Marine and managing director of its operations in Portsmouth, England.
Mary BesterfieldSacre, director of the Engineering Education Research Center and associate professor in the Department of I Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, received the Sharon A. Keillor Award. She was recognized for being a leading engineering education researcher as well as an outstanding educator with an admirable record of service to her department, school, university, society, and community. Since joining the Swanson School of Engineering, she has produced four women Ph.D.'s, with a fifth nearing completion. A former associate editor of the Journal of Engineering Education (JEE) and one of its most prolific authors, she is establishing the Center for Engineering Education Research at the University of Pittsburgh. An active member of the ASEE Educational Research and Methods Division, she is also an ASEE fellow and an associate editor of Advances in Engineering Education.
Sacre is director of the Swanson School's Engineering Education Research Center (EERC) and a center associate of the university's Learning Research and Development Center. Her principal research interests are in engineering education assessment and evaluation methods, two areas where she has published widely, including a series of 11 articles in JEE and more than 30 presentations at the ASEE Annual Conference over the past 18 years. She has been principal investigator or co-PI in over 20 engineering education research grants totaling more than $10 million, which have been funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the Sloan Foundation, the Engineering Information Foundation, and the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance. Her current research focuses on three distinct but highly correlated areas - innovative product design, entrepreneurship, and models and modeling in the engineering classroom. From this body of work, she has supported and mentored over 30 graduate students and 50 undergraduate students, and has graduated seven Ph.D. students.
In her 15-year academic career, Sacre has received several teaching and engineering education excellence awards, including the Carnegie Science Center's Awards for Excellence, Innovation in Post- Secondary Education, and the Swanson School of Engineering's Outstanding Instructor Award.
Sacre has been an important player in elevating the prominence of engineering education on the national level while serving as a model for students at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition, she serves on the Academy of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology and the advisory board of the National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE).
Prior to joining the faculty, Sacre worked as an industrial engineer with Alcoa and with the U.S. Army Human Engineering Laboratory. She received her B.S. degree in engineering management from the University of Missouri Rolla, her M.S. degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Before joining the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh she was an assistant professor at the University of Texas El Paso.
ASEE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION
The ASEE Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have retired or who are near the end of their career for sustained contributions to education in the fields of engineering or engineering technology. The contributions maybe in teaching, education, research, administration, educational programs, professional service, or any combination thereof.
Richard M. Felder, Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University, received the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of the enormous impact he has made on improving engineering education based on four decades of superb teaching; coauthoring .Kernen - tary Principles of Chemical Processes, the most widely used chemical engineering textbook; writing his widely read and reprinted chemical engineering education column "Random Thoughts"; codeveloping the Index of Learning Styles, which is used by over 700,000 people per year; being the most prolific and most frequently cited author in the Journal of Engineering Education; and presenting globally more than 400 teaching workshops, including the ASEE National Effective Teaching Institute, which he cofounded.
Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes (third edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2005) has been used as the text for the introductory chemical engineering course by roughly 90 percent of American chemical engineering departments and at many international institutions for over three decades. Felder's 19901993 longitudinal study of factors affecting engineering student performance and retention was the first engineering education research study supported by the National Science Foundation's Division of Undergraduate Education. Felder developed the Index of Learning Styles, an online assessment tool that is accessed roughly a million times a year. He has authored or coauthored over 300 papers on chemical process engineering and engineering education, and presented hundreds of seminars, workshops, and short courses in both categories to industrial and research institutions and universities throughout the United States and abroad. Since 1991, he has codirected the National Effective Teaching Institute under the auspices of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
Felder received his B.Ch.E. degree from the City College of New York (1962) and his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton University (1966). He worked for the Atomic Energy Research Establishment in Harwell, England, and Brookhaven National Laboratory before joining the North Carolina State faculty in 1969. He has won numerous national and regional awards for his contributions to engineering education and received honorary doctorates from the State University of New York and the University of Illinois. In 2010, he was honored with the inaugural Global Award for Excellence in Engineering Education from the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies. Many of his publications can be found at
JAMES H. MCGRAW AWARD
The James H. McGraw Award is presented for outstanding contributions to engineering technology education.
K. Agrawal, vice president for academic affairs at St. Louis Community CollegeFlorissant Valley, received the James H. McGraw Award in recognition of his contributions to engineering technology education in professional and administrative positions ranging from instructor to chief academic officer. He established the Emerson Center for Engineering and Manufacturing. As a program officer at the National Science Foundation, he played key roles in expanding the Advanced Technological Education program and increasing the visibility of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). An ASEE fellow and Frederick J. Berger Award recipient, he served in numerous offices of ASEE's Engineering Technology Council and Division and on the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Agrawal has worked in engineering and the engineering technology arena for over 30 years. As dean of the Math, Science, Engineering and Technology Division at STLCC- Florissant Valley, he was responsible for leading both transfer and career programs in STEM fields. As director of the Emerson Center for Engineering and Manufacturing, he was actively engaged in the college's effort to serve the region's workforce needs. Agrawal's efforts have led to the establishment of several customized training programs for such key regional corporations as AT&T and Boeing.
In 2007, Agrawal was inducted as a fellow member of ASEE. In 2006, he was appointed by the governor of Missouri to serve on the Missouri Math, Engineering, Technology, and Science (Mo-METS) Coalition. He is the recipient of the 2003 Florissant Valley David L. Underwood Lecture Award, the Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the 1996 Fredrick J. Berger Award for Excellence in Engineering Technology Education.
He has been a member of ASEE and the Engineering Technology Division for over 25 years. He has served as the program chair for the division at ASEE's Annual Conference and the Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC), and has held several positions in the division. Agrawal was also the founding member of the ASEE Two-Year College Constituent Committee and subsequently a member of the Two-Year College Division. He has served on the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET and on the TAC Executive Committee.
He has served as a program officer at the Division of Undergraduate Education and continues to be engaged in several NSF-supported projects. He has also served on the National Academy of Engineering (???) Committee to Advance Engineering Studies at Tribal Colleges, the ??? Committee on Community Colleges Role in Engineering and Education, and the National Research Council Board on Engineering Education. He has received several grants from NSF, and other public and private agencies, including a grant for the College Career Transition Initiative from the League of Innovation.
He serves on the planning team of the St. Louis region's FIRST Robotics competition, has led the implementation of Project Lead the Way programs in the state, and serves on the advisory committee of the St. Louis Science Center.
Agrawal is a registered professional engineer and holds master's degrees in both materials science and mining engineering from the University of Kentucky. He earned a bachelor's degree in metallurgical engineering in India.
MERIAM/WILEY DISTINGUISHED AUTHOR AWARD
The Meriam/Wiley Distinguished Author Award recognizes authorship of an outstanding new engineering textbook that embodies technical excellence, clarity of presentation, and strong relevance to engineering practice.
Katta O. Murty, professor of industrial and operations engineering at the University of Michigan, received the Meriam/Wiley Distinguished Author Award for his book Optimization for Decision Making: Linear and Quad ratic Models (Springer, 2010). Distinct features of this book deserve recognition: It is a first-year graduatetevel text that illustrates how to formulate real-world decision-making problems using linear and quadratic models, and how to use efficient algorithms both old and new to solve these models and derive useful planning information from the output it also emphasizes on developing Intelligent modeling, computational, and algorithmic skills in students. Several universities have purchased rights to make this book available online to their students and faculty.
At the University of California, Berkele~ Murty's advisers were George B. Dantzlg. who developed the well-known simplex method for linear progranuning, and David Gale, one of the three authors who proved the Duality Theorem of LP. Bekre joining the graduate program at Berkeley, for 10 years Murty taught and worked as a consultant for industries in statistics and operations research (OR) applications at IS!. After earning his Ph.D. in 1968 he started teaching courses In OR with a focus on optimum decision making and its applications in the Industrial and Operations Engineering Department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. During the first term, he noticed that students had difficulties understandbig existing textbooks, so he prepared class notes. These became so popular that the student society, Alpha P1 Mu, presented him with the Most Outstanding Faculty Member Award and suggested that he convert them into a textbook. This led to his first textbook, which was published by Wiley in 1976. It was followed by seven others, most adopted and used widely all over the world. Several of the books are now available for download with links given on his webpage at http.// www-personatumich.edu/- murty/. Some are being used by students worldwide for self-study.
As chair or cochair, Murty graduated 22 PhD's, all of whom are in important positions. One is rector of a prominent university in the Middle East, another is a dean at a US, university, several hold senior faculty positions, and some have their own companies. He has over 90 refereed publications on theoretical and algorithmic contributions in optimization and its applications.
Murty received the Koopman Award (1999) for an outstanding paper from the Military Applications Society of INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and Management Science), the prominent professional society in his area, He also received the Edelman Finalist Award from the College for the Practice of MS of INFORMS for a Decision Support System, developed for daily operations at Hong Kong International Terminals (2004). This system is now used by most major container terminals around the world. He was an INFORMS Case Competition finalist (2001). Hereceived a Fellow of INFORMS award; four Fulbright Scholar and Senior Specialist awards; and a Best Researcher Award from his department. He had several visiting professor appointments at Bell Labs. NASA, and, several universities around the world. He received a patent for algorithms and software for the routing of calls in a communications system developed at Motorola.
His present research deals with developing efficient algorithms for solving linear and nonlinear programming models, using matrix inversion operations very sparingly or not at all, and developing software for these algorithms. Murty received his as. degree in statistics from Presidency College, University of Madras, India (1955); Master of Statistics degree from IS! (Indian Statistical Institute). Kolkata, India (1958); and a Ph.D. degree in OR from the University of California, Berkeley (1968).
FRED MERRYFIELD DESIGN AWARI)
The Fred Merryfield Design Award recognizes an engineering educator for excellence in teaching of engineering design and acknowledges other significant contributions related to engineering design teaching.
Maria Oden, Professor in the Practice in the Department of Bioengineering and director of the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen at Rice University, received the Fred Merryfield Design Award in recognition of her dynamic approaches in engineering design education that combine academic, business, research, and engineering perspectives to inspire and guide undergraduate students to attain high levels of accomplishment. Through a growing network of collaborators, she exposes students to real-world engineering design experiences based upon actual global health and technological problems identified by industrial sponsors, physicians, organizations, and university research faculty. Her use of widespread resources has empowered thousands of students and positioned her as a leader in the teaching of inventorship and entrepreneurship.
Oden has more than 18 years of combined academic, research, and clinical experience in biomedical engineering with an emphasis in orthopedic biomechanics, and computational modeling. This work is also supported by three years of experience in computational modeling working with engineering consultants at SageCrisp Engineering in Houston, Texas. Since joining the Department of Bioengineering as a lecturer and laboratory coordinator in 2004, Oden has collaborated with Rice faculty members to develop capstone engineering design programs for undergraduate students in both the bioengineering and Beyond Traditional Borders (BTB) programs. She has also developed several core undergraduate laboratory courses that emphasize open-ended problem solving as part of the laboratory exercises.
The Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen is a 12,000-square-foot space for undergraduate students at Rice to design, prototype, and deploy solutions to realworld engineering challenges. As director of the design kitchen, Oden orchestrates engineering education initiatives in the School of Engineering that provide students from multiple departments in the George R. Brown School of Engineering, the Wiess School of Natural Sciences, and the School of Humanities with unique hands-on design experience and opportunities to test and carry ideas to their intended point of application.
While at Rice, Oden has inspired hundreds of students to work in design teams of four to five individuals logging countless hours to complete a design challenge project. Twenty of these teams have won regional and national awards at design competitions, several devices are currently being tested for application in the United States and abroad, and 15 students have left Rice with a patent application on their résumé.
In addition to her professional and teaching responsibilities at Rice University, Oden collaborates with colleagues around the nation to foster growth in undergraduate design education. Several of these efforts have been conducted through the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance and the Biomedical Engineering Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship Alliance (BME-IDEA) and the national BME Summit meetings. Oden received the 2012 George R Brown Prize for Superior Teaching, a recognition of the top educators at Rice University, and the Cain Project Award for Teaching Effective Communication in Engineering Design for her engineering education initiatives. She earned her B.S.E. (1989), M.S. (1991), and Ph.D. (1994) degrees in biomedical engineering at Tulane University and completed her postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School (1994-1997).
NATIONAL ENGINEERING ECONOMY TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD
The National Engineering Economy Teaching Excellence Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated classroom teaching excellence and teaching scholarship in engineering economy.
Richard Bernhard, Professor Emeritus of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Raleigh, received the National Engineering Economy Teaching Excellence Award in recognition of his contributions to teaching scholarship in engineering economy. He has taught engineering economy for five decades at Cornell University, North Carolina State University, and many other universities worldwide. For the excellence of his undergraduate and graduate teaching, he has received his department's highest student-selected teaching award. His seminal research on mathematical programming models for capital-investment planning constitutes the foundation for economic analysis of capital investments and for modern approaches to teaching this subject. Through his teaching and research contributions and his work as the world's leading reviewer of engineering economy textbooks, he has had a profound influence on the teaching of engineering economy for more than four decades.
Bernhard is actively serving as professor emeritus in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where he has been on the faculty since 1969. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in engineering economics and decision analysis and serves as chair of the University Library Committee and cochair of the Campus Parking and Transportation Committee and as a faculty mediator and member of the Student Conduct Judicial Board He was previously assistant professor of industrial engineering and operations research at Cornell University.
Bernhard has been visiting professor at the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim, the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration in Bergen, and the American University of Armenia in Yerevan. He has also been a visiting lecturer at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, and a Fulbright Scholar at the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianópolis, Brazil.
His professional work has been previously honored with ASEE's Eugene L. Grant Award, IIE's Wellington Award, and North Carolina State University's Clifton A Anderson Outstanding Teaching Award. In recent years he has served as chair of the Institute of Industrial Engineers' Wellington Award Committee. For many years he served as associate editor and book review editor of The Engineering Economist and as an associate editor of HE Transactions and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Cornell University and his M.S. degree from the Alfred P. Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
NATIONAL OUTSTANDING TEACHING AWARD
The National Outstanding Teaching Award recognizes an engineering or engineering technology educator for excellence in outstanding classroom performance, contributions to the scholarship of teaching, and participation in ASEE Section meetings and local activities.
Col. Bobby Grant Crawford, director of the Mechanical Engineering Program in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the United States Military Academy, received the National Outstanding Teaching Award in recognition of his exemplary performance as a teacher, educational innovator, and mentor to students; for distinction as a role model of professional excellence; and for his outstanding service to engineering education and the engineering profession.
Crawford has served as associate professor and director of the mechanical engineering program at the USMA since July 2008 and is responsible for program curriculum development, leadership of the mechanical engineering faculty, and the content of the mechanical engineering courses and associated laboratories. He has taught courses in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, thermal-fluid systems I and II, heat transfer, fixed-wing aerodynamics, helicopter aeronautics, computer-aided design, mechanical engineering design, aerospace systems design, and military science. He also advises senior cadets in the mechanical engineering capstone design course.
Crawford was commissioned a second lieutenant in the infantry upon graduation from USMA with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering in 1985. Following initial military assignments in Korea and Germany, he earned his Master of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1994 and taught at West Point as an instructor and assistant professor. From 1998 to 2001 he again served in an operational assignment with the Army until his selection to return to the West Point faculty as a senior faculty member. He earned his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Kansas in 2004 and returned to West Point as an assistant professor and director of the Aerodynamics and Thermodynamics Group. Crawford was promoted to associate professor in 2008 and assumed his current position as director for the Mechanical Engineering Program. In this capacity he has taught numerous engineering education seminars and served as a mentor to the engineering department at the National Military Academy of Afghanistan in the summer of 2009.
Crawford's awards include numerous military decorations. He was a member of the 1994 winning graduate-category team in the American Helicopter Society's Rotary Wing Design Competition and advised the winning undergraduate team in 1997. He was selected for the 2011 Distinguished Teaching Award by the Middle Atlantic Section of ASEE. He has served in a variety of national-level positions and is currently ASEE Zone I chair (pro tern), vice chair of the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination Committee for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), and a mechanical engineering program evaluate r for ABET Inc. Crawford holds commercial pilot ratings in both fixed and rotary wing aircraft and has been a registered professional engineer in the commonwealth of Virginia since 1998.
ROBERT G. QUINN AWARD
The Robert G. Quinn Award recognizes outstanding contributions in providing and promoting excellence in experimentation and laboratory instruction.
Thomas F. Schubert Jr., professor in the Electrical Engineering Program at the University of San Diego, received the Robert G. Quinn Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions in providing and promoting excellence in experimentation and laboratory instruction. An active innovator in the classroom for more than 30 years, he is a member of the founding University of San Diego engineering faculty. He was responsible for development of many of the laboratory courses in the electrical engineering curriculum.
Schubert received his B.S. (1968), M.S. (1969), and Ph.D. (1972) from the University of California, at Irvine. He was in the first engineering graduating class at UC Irvine and the first triple engineering degree recipient. In 1987, after four years in industry and nine years of university teaching, he was intrigued by the prospect of initiating a new engineering program. He traveled to the University of San Diego (USD) as the second of the two founding engineering faculty to develop a unique nine-semester program that leads to adual B.S./B A degree for all engineering students.
Schubert developed the two initial electrical engineering laboratory facilities at USD and was the initial instructor for five laboratory and six lecture courses in the EE core curriculum. As director of engineering programs (1997-2003), he supervised the development of the industrial and systems engineering program and initiated the mechanical engineering program. His most recent laboratory interest has been focused on reintroducing principles of electrical power and energy conversion into the engineering curriculum at the sophomore level through the use of DC and three-phase subfractional horsepower (<5W) motors. He also has a strong interest in the engineering design process and how to best communicate that process to undergraduate students.
Schubert is a sincere proponent of the complete engineer. As a dual-career individual (a professional bassoonist), he feels that an engineering education is not complete without a genuine and enriching breadth of study. Adventures into that arena include study-abroad senior elective courses taught in a three-week format where students not only study an advanced technical topic but also widen their understanding of global engineering. He recently organized a symposium, "Music and the Sciences: Synergies Among Musical Arts, Math, Science, and Engineering," for the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Pacific Division. He has taught engineering to liberal arts students, and his Introduction to Engineering course will be part of the multidisciplinary Living and Learning Communities program at USD next year.
In recognition of his outstanding, balanced career contributions supporting the mission and goals of the University of San Diego, Schubert was awarded the title of University Professor (2002-2003), the highest recognition of excellence at USD. Similarly, in recognition of outstanding academic contributions and service, the San Diego County Engineering Council named him the 2012 Outstanding Engineering Educator.
WILLIAM ELGIN WICKENDEN AWARD
The William Elgin Wickenden Award recognizes the author(s) of the best paper published in the Journal of Engineering Education, the scholarly research journal of the Society.
Matthew W. Ohland, Catherine E. Brawner, Michelle M. Camacho, Richard A. Layton, Russell A- Long, Susan M. Lord, and Mara H. Wasburn received the William Elgin Wickenden Award in recognition of their article "Race, Gender, and Measures of Success in Engineering Education," which was published in the April 2011 issue of the Journal of Engineering Education.
Matthew W. Ohland is professor of engineering education at Purdue University. He earned a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Florida, an M.S. in materials engineering and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a B.S. in engineering and a A. in religion from Swarthmore College. Ohland's research has been supported by over $11.6 million from the National Science Foundation and the Sloan Foundation. With research partners, he previously received the 2009 William Elgin Wickenden Award. Software supporting academic teams developed under Ohland's leadership was recognized with the 2009 Premier Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Courseware. He is a senior member of IEEE, a member of the Education Society Board of Governors, and an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Education. Ohland is an ABET program evaluator and was the 2009-2011 chair of the ASEE Educational Research and Methods division and the 2002-2006 president of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society.
Catherine E. Brawner is president of Research Triangle Educational Consultants. She received her Ph.D. in educational research and policy analysis from North Carolina State University in 1996. She also has an M.B.A. from Indiana University, Bloomington and a bachelor's degree from Duke University. She specializes in evaluation and research in engineering education, computer science education, teacher education, and technology education. Brawner is a founding member and former treasurer of Research Triangle Park Evaluators, an American Evaluation Association affiliate organization, and is a member of the American Educational Research Association and American Evaluation Association, in addition to ASEE. Brawner is also an extension services consultant for the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWTD and, in that role, advises computer science departments on diversifying their undergraduate student population. She currently serves as the principal evaluator for the Teachers Attracting Girls to Computer Science project, which aims to increase and diversify the student population studying computer science in high school. Brawner previously served as principal evaluator of the NSF-sponsored SUCCEED Coalition. She remains an active researcher with MIDFIELD (Multiple-Institution Database for Investigating Engineering Longitudinal Development), studying gender issues, transfers, and matriculation models in engineering.
Michelle Madsen Camacho is chair and associate professor in the Department of Sociology and affiliated faculty with the Department of Ethnic Studies, and Program in Women's and Gender Studies at the University of San Diego. Her research examines racial and gender inequities in STEM education and is funded by a collaborative research grant through the National Science Foundation; she also serves as co-principal investigator on a recently funded NSF ADVANCE grant. Her research has been published by journals including Latino Studies, the Journal of Engineering Education, the Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering; the Journal ofHispanics in Higher Education, Human Organization, and the Michigan Journal for Community Service Learning. Her forthcoming book, coauthored with Susan Lord, is called The Borderlands of Education: Where Are the Latina Engineers? She is also a coeditor on another forthcoming book (2012) titled, Mentoring Faculty of Color: Achieving Tenure and Promotion at Predominately White Colleges and Universities. Camacho is a first-generation, bilingual-bicultural college graduate. In 2011 she was named the McNair Mentor of the Year and also received the award for Innovative and Experiential Teaching Excellence. Fluent in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, she uses theories from interdisciplinary sources including cultural studies as well as critical race, gender, and feminist theories. Central to her work are questions of culture, power, and inequality.
Richard A. Layton is an associate professor of mechanical engineering and past director of the Center for the Practice and Scholarship of Education at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He received a B.S. degree from California State University, Northridge, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington. His areas of scholarship include student teaming; persistence, migration, and retention in engineering education; and data visualization and graph design. His teaching practice includes formal and informal cooperative learning and handson experiences in labs, mini-labs, and student workshops. For a decade, he has worked with colleagues to improve the quality of the student learning experience in the required experimentation courses in his department. More recently, he has focused on a redesign of the first-year design course, incorporating a sustainability theme and selected objectives in teaming, writing, and ethics. Most of his courses and laboratories involve instructorassigned teams and guided instruction for students to become more effective team members. He is a founding developer of the CATME system, a free, web-based system that helps faculty assign students to teams, conduct self- and peer evaluations, and provide rater training.
Russell Long is associate director of MIDFIELD (Multiple-Institution Database for Investigating Engineering Longitudinal Development) and director of project assessment in the Department of Engineering Education at Purdue University. He has over 20 years' experience in the areas of institutional research, assessment, strategic planning, and higher education policy. Long is an expert in the SAS statistical software package and is responsible for management and analysis of the MIDFIELD database.
Susan M. Lord is professor and coordinator of electrical engineering at the University of San Diego. She received a B.S. degree with distinction in electrical engineering and materials science and engineering from Cornell University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. From 1993 to 1997, Lord taught at Bucknell University. Her teaching and research interests include electronics, optoelectronics, service learning, feminist pedagogy, lifelong learning, and engineering student persistence. Her industrial experience includes AT&T Bell Laboratories, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and SPAWAR Systems Center. Lord's engineering education research has been supported by the National Science Foundation. She is committed to increasing diversity in engineering.
Lord has held several leadership positions in the engineering education community, including IEEE Education Society president, general cochair of Frontiers in Education (FIE), FIE Steering Committee member, and administrative board members of the ASEE Education and Research Methods Division. She was guest coeditor of a special issue of the International Journal of Engineering Education (IJEE) on applications of engineering education research. She is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Education and a member of the editorial board of IJEE. She was the 2011 National Effective Teaching Institute Fellow.
Mara H. Wasburn (deceased) was professor of organizational leadership in Purdue University's College of Technology. Following her death in 2011, the Women in Engineering Division of ASEE renamed its Apprentice Educator Grant as the Mara H. Wasburn Apprentice Educator Grant in recognition of her passion for encouraging young female engineering educators. She received her bachelor's degree in piano performance from Butler University in 1969. In 1996 she earned a master's degree in higher education administration and a Ph.D. in higher education administration, both from Purdue University. Wasburn served as director of development for Purdue's School of Nursing and as the first director of Purdue's Women's Resource Office. In 2001 she joined the faculty of the Department of Organizational Leadership in Purdue's School of Technology as an assistant professor. She was promoted to associate professor in 2006 and to full professor in 2010.…