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April 23, 2012

Felder receives ASEE Lifetime Achievement Award in Engineering Education

Dr. Felder 

Dr. Richard M. Felder, Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University, is the inaugural winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Engineering Education from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

Felder is being recognized for his sustained contributions to education in the fields of engineering and engineering technology. He will receive the award at the ASEE Annual Awards Banquet on June 13 in San Antonio, Texas.

Felder is the co-author of the book Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes and has authored and co-authored more than 300 papers on engineering and science education and chemical process engineering. 

He has presented more than 650 workshops and seminars on effective teaching methods throughout North and South America, Australia, South Africa and numerous European and Asian countries. He has also co-directed the National Effective Teaching Institute under the auspices of the American Society for Engineering Education since 1991.

Felder received his BS in chemical engineering from the City College of New York in 1962 and his PhD in chemical engineering from Princeton University in 1966.  He has also received honorary doctorates from the State University of New York and the University of Illinois to acknowledge his contributions to engineering education.

Founded in 1893, ASEE is a nonprofit organization of individuals and institutions committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology. ASEE has more than 12,000 members, including deans, department heads, faculty members, students, and government and industry representatives from all disciplines of engineering and engineering technology

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