Jan 31, 2012
By Joe Barbaree
An engineering and technology management professor at Ohio University's Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology has received one of two University Faculty Awards for Academic Excellence from the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).
Engineering Technology and Management Department Chair Peter Klein received the award recognizing his accomplishments at the 2011 ATMAE Annual Conference titled "Rethinking the Future" in Cleveland. The award was sponsored by Goodheart-Wilcox Publisher, a leading publishing company for industry textbooks.
"I am honored to have been selected to receive this award," Klein said. "Being recognized at the national level also brings honor to our department, college and university."
Selection for the award involved the evaluation of each nominee's exceeding ability to teach in higher education, focus on research and perform invaluable services to those surrounding them, explained ATMAE Awards Committee Member Robert Chin.
"The University Faculty Award for Academic Excellence is for members having primary responsibilities in four-year institutions offering technology, engineering technology, technology management or applied engineering programs, and selection is based on excellence in teaching, research and service to the profession," Chin said.
In addition to receiving the award at the ATMAE conference, Klein presented "Re-Shoring: Returning Manufacturing to America."
The presentation examined efforts to bring back and keep manufacturing processes in the United States. Klein also headed the Manufacturing Division Meeting and Forum on Restoring Manufacturing Education, of which he is the division president.