ME Professor Dennis Assanis has been selected to receive the 2011 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Ralph Coats Roe Award. Dennis will be honored at the Annual ASEE Conference in Vancouver, Canada, this coming June.
The Ralph Coats Roe Award recognizes a mechanical engineering educator who is an outstanding teacher and who has made a notable contribution to the profession, such as: excellence in classroom and laboratory teaching; development of a significant technique or method of analysis, procedure or synthesis; and providing outstanding administrative leadership.
According to ASEE, “Ralph Coats Roe was an avid investigator of better methods. He held nearly 50 patents generally relating to improvements for power plants and air conditioning … [and] was cited for pioneering in the design and construction of highly efficient power plants and advanced desalting processes and for inspiring colleagues by great achievements through self education and highly sophisticated technologies.”