JI Professor Robert Parker has been selected as a winner of the 2012 Global Engineering & Engineering Technology Educator Award by The International Division of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) in the USA.
This award acknowledges engineering and engineering technology educators for their exceptional contribution to global engineering & engineering technology education.
The competition is stiff. Although non-ASEE international service is important and will be considered, to be eligible, the nominated individual(s) must also be a member of the International Division for at least three years, and have any or all of the following:
  • Demonstrated excellence in leadership.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and creative practices that contribute to quality of and advances in engineering and engineering technology education.
  • Demonstrated excellence in supporting and promoting global engineering and engineering technology education.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and learning.
  • Personal and professional development in global arena by means of industry, consulting work, inventions, service, etc.
Professor Robert Parker has contributed greatly to engineering and engineering technology education in the USA and China. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The Chinese government selected him as an inaugural awardee for its 1000 Person Plan. He has received the US Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), Ford Chief Engineer Award and ASEE Outstanding Faculty Award. He was invited by the US National Academy of Engineering to four Frontiers of Engineering Symposia in the US, China, Japan, and Germany, which are invited events for leading engineers less than 45 years of age.