Several Missouri University of Science and Technology students, faculty and staff members were recognized at the 2012 American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Midwest Conference, held on the Missouri S&T campus Sept. 19-21.
Twenty-two Missouri S&T faculty and students attended the conference. The following received awards:
- Dr. Steve E. Watkins, professor of electrical and computer engineering, received the Section Outstanding Service Award.
- Watkins and M. Ryan Bales, a 2004 electrical and computer engineering graduate who earned a master of science degree in electrical engineering in 2006, received second place in Outstanding Paper for “Video Surveillance Analysis as a Context for Embedded Systems and Artificial Intelligence Education.”
- Diane Hagni, program/project support specialist in the office of undergraduate studies, and Dr. Harvest Collier, professor emeritus in the office of the provost, won third place in Outstanding Paper for “Establishing a Faculty Development Focus at a Public Technological Research University.”
- Michael Bouchard, a junior in geology and geophysics, and Dr. Kristen M. Donnell, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and advisor for the Missouri S&T Mars Rover Team, won second place in Outstanding Student Poster Award for “A New Approach to Student Design.”
- Watkins, also advisor to the Missouri S&T Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Team, and David C. Macke Jr., a 2012 electrical engineering graduate, won first place in Outstanding UAV Poster for “Missouri S&T UAV Team.”
Conference committee members at Missouri S&T were Dr. Theresa M. Swift, assistant teaching professor of electrical and computer engineering, section chair; Dr. Steve E. Watkins, professor of electrical and computer engineering, conference chair; Dr. Maciej Zawodniok, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, program chair; Dr. Douglas Carroll, program director in academic affairs, student poster chair; Dr. Bob Egbert, adjunct professor of electrical and computer engineering, exhibits co-chair; and Dr. Rohit Dua, assistant teaching professor of electrical and computer engineering, exhibits co-chair.
The Midwest Section of the ASEE includes Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.