Harris to be honored as an ASEE Fellow

Dr. Michael T. Harris will be recognized June 28 in Columbus, Ohio, as a Fellow Member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Admission into the society is highly select and “one of unusual professional distinction,” according to the ASEE website.

Dr. Harris is Associate Dean of Engineering for Undergraduate Education and the Robert B. and Virginia V. Covalt Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University.

Fellow status, according to the society, is only bestowed upon “an ASEE member with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications.”

Harris was chosen after being considered through a rigorous nomination process that included at least five letters of reference, examples of his professional record and achievements, and ASSE-related and non-related activities. According to the ASEE, “the thorough review process enhances the high regard in which Fellow Membership in the Society is held.”

Founded in 1893, the ASEE is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing education in engineering and engineering technology. The organization helps enhance professional opportunities for engineering faculty members and promotes activities that bolster increased student enrollment in college and university engineering programs.

“I am most honored to receive this recognition and I will continue to be an active member of ASEE,” Harris said.