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UW’s Whitman named ASEE Fellow


May 6, 2013 — David Whitman, a University of Wyoming professor of electrical and computer engineering, was recently named an American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Fellow.

Whitman was recognized for his excellence in the classroom. His specialty area is computer-aided education. Whitman joined the UW faculty in 1981 and became a full professor in 1991. He also served as associate dean of the college from 1989-2005.

“This is a wonderful honor because it is bestowed by my peers in the engineering education arena,” says Whitman. “I want to thank everyone who had input into my nomination.”

Whitman says he won’t have any special responsibilities as a Fellow, but plans to remain active in ASEE.

Founded in 1893, the ASEE is a nonprofit organization of individuals and institutions committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology. In pursuit of academic excellence, ASEE develops policies and programs that enhance professional opportunities for engineering faculty members, and promotes activities that support increased student enrollments in engineering and engineering technology colleges and universities.

ASEE's 12,000-plus members include deans, department heads, faculty members, students, and government and industry representatives who hail from all disciplines of engineering and engineering technology.

Whitman is no stranger to recognition. The National Council for Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) recognized Whitman last fall with its Distinguished Service Award for his dedicated service to the engineering and surveying professions. In May 2012, NCEES also awarded Whitman the organization’s Western Zone Distinguished Service Award.

He has been a licensed professional engineer since 1981. He is a member of the Wyoming Engineering Society, the American Society for Engineering Education, the National Society of Professional Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the Mortar Board honor society.

Whitman received his doctorate in mineral engineering and his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, both from UW.

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David Whitman, a UW professor of electrical and computer engineering, was named an American Society for Engineering Education Fellow.

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