Auburn professor chosen as ASEE fellow

Published: Jun 26, 2009 1:43:00 PM
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PK Raju

P.K. Raju

P.K. Raju, Thomas Walter Professor in Auburn University's Department of Mechanical Engineering, was recently selected as a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Raju, the director of the Laboratory for Innovative Technology and Engineering Education (LITEE) and the Auburn Engineering Technical Assistance Program (AETAP), received the designation of fellow for his outstanding contributions to engineering education.

Raju has been working to advance the field of mechanical engineering through research in acoustics, vibration, noise control, nondestructive evaluation and engineering education. He has received more than $7 million in funding for research, including grants from industry, the United Nations and several federal agencies, such as NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Raju is currently the editor-in-chief of the Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research and a member of the editorial board for the Annals of Research on Engineering Education published by the National Academy of Engineering.

He has received a number of distinguished awards and recognitions, including the designation as a United Nation's Expert, the NSF Novel and Expedited Research Award, the NSF Partnership for Innovation Research Award, the NASA Innovative Research Award and the ASEE Thomas C. Evans Instructional Award for the Outstanding Paper in Engineering Education. Raju has also received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Curriculum Innovation and Distinguished Service awards, the Premiere Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Courseware from John Wiley and Sons and the Recognition Award from the International Network for Engineering Education and Research for outstanding contributions.

At Auburn he is the recipient of several awards and recognitions, including the Birdsong (Walker) Superior and Merit Teaching Awards and the Award for Excellence in Faculty Outreach.

Founded in 1893, ASEE is committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology. It has 12,000 members and is affiliated with 400 engineering colleges and more than 50 corporations, governmental agencies and professional associations.

Contributed by Cassity Hughes