Texas Tech University College of Engineering P.W. Horn Professor Henryk Temkin recently received a Distinguished Service Medal from the Department of Defense and the Aron Kressel Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS) Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
GetEducated.com, LLC, an online education research firm, has released the results of their national higher education survey of tuition costs at accredited, distance-learning engineering graduate school degree programs, and the Texas Tech University College of Engineering has three degrees in the top 10. The online education survey ranks and recommends 28 engineering schools as Consumer Best Buy Online Universities, offering brand name graduate degrees online to consumers at tuition costs well below the national average. The survey of 46 regionally-accredited engineering schools offering 216 graduate degrees revealed distance learners seeking a master's in engineering or an allied technology career. The Master of Science in Systems & Engineering Management was ranked 2nd, and the Master of Engineering and Master of Science in Software Engineering were tied for 7th place. For the full rankings, visit GetEducated.com.
Dean Pamela A. Eibeck has been named one of the directors of the American Society of Engineering Education's Deans Council Executive Board. Dr. Eibeck will serve on the board until 2010. The Engineering Deans Council Executive Board members for 2008-2009 are:
George Gray, instructor in the Department of Engineering Technology, was recently quoted in the June issue of Composites Technology magazine discussing the role of composites knowledge within the structure of today's engineering education in an article entitled "Education: Retooling Theory and Practice." Mr. Gray previously addressed this issue at an American Composites Manufacturing Association annual conference through a paper presentation entitled "Advancing Composites Education and Training Through Curriculum Design."
Dr. Audra Morse, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and Dr. Susan Urban, professor of computer science, have been selected to attend the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration at the University of Denver on August 3-8, September 12-13, October 24-25, and November 14-15. HERS is an educational non-profit providing leadership and management development for women in higher education administration. The HERS Denver Institute 2008 will offer 40 women faculty and administrators the opportunity to participate in an intensive leadership and management development program preparing them for institutional leadership roles in higher education administration.
Joan Blackmon, supervisor in the Department of Petroleum Engineering, received the President's Excellence in Academic Advising Award for 2008. The award is intended to encourage, recognize, and reward excellence in academic advising by faculty and/or staff at Texas Tech.
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Dr. Pat Patterson, professor and chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering, recently traveled to Taiwan to visit universities in Taipei to discuss student exchange and recruit graduate students. While there, he had the opportunity to have dinner with several Texas Tech industrial engineering alumni including Drs. Timothy Yang, 1997 Ph.D.; David Chiu, 2002 Ph.D.; Bernard Jiang, 1984 Ph.D.; Pat Patterson; Robert Kuo, 1997 Ph.D.; Chi-Ming Chang, 1986 Ph.D., and Yi-Jan Tsou, 1996 M.S.I.E.
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