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Idaho State University engineering Professor and Chair Mousavinezhad honored by American Society for Engineering Education

Posted June 28, 2010

The American Society for Engineering Education has recognized Idaho State University electrical engineering and computer science Professor and Chair S. Hossein Mousavinezhad as an ASEE Campus Representative for its Pacific Northwest section.

Mousavinezhad received the award at the ASEE's annual conference in Louisville, Ky., this month, where he also presented a paper on bioelectromagnetics, his area of teaching/research interests. In addition, he moderated a panel discussion titled Teaching and Learning, Research with Technology featuring panelists from academia, industry and the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Mousavinezhad delivering a keynote address at a recent conference in India.The ASEE Zone IV Pacific Northwest section includes the states Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, and the Canadian Provinces Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. 

Mousavinezhad joined ISU in July 2007. He previously worked at Western Michigan University and was very active in ASEE's North Central section. Next year's ASEE  (www.asee.org) annual conference will be in Vancouver, Canada, June 26-29, 2011.

"I have attended ASEE conferences for the last few years, it is a gathering of all engineering disciplines and related fields such as mathematics and physics, it is also a place where people from our accreditation agency, ABET, come together," Mousavinezhad said. "There are technical paper sessions, poster sessions, panel discussions, exhibits from more than 100 organizations, business meetings and also keynote presentations from leaders in engineering education and research."        

Founded in 1893, the American Society for Engineering Education 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 also fulfills its mission by providing a valuable communication link among corporations, government agencies, and educational institutions. 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. ASEE's organizational membership is composed of 400 engineering and engineering technology colleges and affiliates, more than 50 corporations, and numerous government agencies and professional associations.

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