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Faculty accomplishments earn recognition


September 11, 2008

Munukutla attains fellowship

Lakshmi Munukutla, professor in the Electronic Systems Department in the College of Technology and Innovation at the Polytechnic campus, was announced as a 2008 Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) this summer. Munukutla joins 11 dignitaries in this appointment, which is presented to associates who have made exceptional contributions to engineering education and have been active members of ASEE for at least 10 years.

She follows the path laid by three other ASU faculty members with this fellowship position; Mary Anderson-Rowland, George Beakley and Albert McHenry. Munukutla was inducted in an awards ceremony at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition held in Pittsburgh.

Cooke harnesses grant

Nancy Cooke, professor of applied psychology in the School of Applied Arts and Sciences at the Polytechnic campus, was awarded a one-year grant from the Leonard Wood Institute to support a project on “Harnessing Human IED (Improvised Explosive Device) Emplacement Detection Expertise” in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon and Battelle.

Cooke was invited to deliver the keynote lecture at the Humans Operating Unmanned Systems conference September 3-4 in Brest, France.

Herkert re-elected to NIEE board

Joseph Herkert, Lincoln associate professor of ethics and technology with the School of Applied Arts and Sciences at the Polytechnic campus, has been re-elected as a member of the Executive Board of the National Institute for Engineering Ethics (NIEE).

NIEE’s primary thrust is education, communication, program and project development, and practice applications in the area of engineering ethics. A primary role of the institute is to encourage cooperation among individuals, universities, professional and technical societies and business organizations with regard to engineering ethics and professionalism issues.