Herkert first to be recognized with IEEE Distinguished Service Award
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) presented its first Distinguished Service Award to Joseph R. Herkert at its annual conference, the International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS), in June in Las Vegas. Herkert, Arizona State University Lincoln associate professor in the humanities and arts in the School of Applied Arts and Sciences at the Polytechnic campus, has been active in the society since 1989 and is currently the editor of SSIT’s award-winning journal, Technology & Society Magazine. He was recognized for his years of dedicated service to the society as its president; current journal editor; conference organizer; and presenter, speaker, and mentor. The award was established in 2006, SSIT’s 25th anniversary year, and recognizes distinguished service to the society over the years.
The IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional society and is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics. Additional information about the IEEE can be found at http://www.ieee.org.
Manfredo to be recognized for second time in one year for teaching efforts
Arizona State University’s Mark Manfredo will receive the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award for faculty members with less than 10 years experience from the Western Agricultural Economics Association (WAEA) at its annual meeting being held in Portland, Ore., July 28-Aug. 1. The professional association fosters the study and understanding of agricultural economics and its application to problems in the western United States and Canada, and promotes the contribution of agricultural economics to human welfare.
Recipients of the award are recognized for their personal interest in and availability to students, mastery of subject matter/course content, creativity in designing and using innovative teaching methods, impact on learning, based on student and peer evaluation, and impact on departmental teaching program.
Manfredo, associate professor in the Morrison School of Management and Agribusiness at the Polytechnic campus, has taught undergraduate courses in finance and on the futures markets since 1999. In addition, he has served as an instructor/coach for each of ASU’s teams in the National Agri-Marketing Association’s student marketing competition. This award is one of two Manfredo has received this year for his teaching efforts. He received a Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching/Instruction from ASU in April.
Manfredo shares the new honor with one other faculty member in the Morrison School — William Nganje received the award while he was a professor at North Dakota State University.