Professor to become president-elect of the American Society for Engineering Education

March 22, 2023

Headshot of Mechanical Engineering Professor Grant Crawford

Grant Crawford, professor of mechanical engineering at Quinnipiac, has been elected president-elect of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He will begin his term at ASEE’s annual meeting in June.  

“It is an immense honor to be selected by my peers to serve as president-elect for the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) for 2023-24,” said Crawford, who will become president in 2024-25. “ASEE has been a significant part of my professional life, and I am thrilled to join the board of directors for my fourth term. Engagement with ASEE perfectly aligns with my three passions: engineering, teaching engineering and serving others.”

Founded in 1893, ASEE is a global society that spans all disciplines of engineering education and includes individual, institutional and corporate members.

“This is an exciting time for ASEE as the engineering profession continues to engage in the national and global challenges facing humanity,” Crawford said. “In the uncertain financial and divisive political climates of our times, we can never lose sight that the world is ‘filling up.’ By some estimates, our precious planet will reach its capacity of 10 billion people by 2050. Fulfilling the need for clean water, energy, food, waste disposal, medical care, etc., will require the combined talents and energies of engineers in all disciplines. For most ASEE members, we will not be the ones who solve these ‘grand challenges.’ That will fall to those who are currently sitting in our classrooms.”

“I am incredibly proud of Grant for being elected as the president-elect to the American Society of Engineering Education,” said Taskin Kocak, dean of the School of Computing and Engineering at Quinnipiac. “His dedication to advancing engineering education and his expertise in the field make him an outstanding choice for this position. Based on his previous accomplishments, this honor is well deserved, and I have no doubt that he will continue to make significant contributions to the field and lead the society with great success."

Crawford, who joined the School of Computing and Engineering at Quinnipiac in 2014, has a doctorate in aerospace engineering from the University of Kansas, a Master of Science in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering (aerospace) from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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