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Engineering prof begins term as ASME president
Speaking before a gathering of ASME leadership on June 20, Dr. Shoup said engineers are uniquely positioned to meet the myriad challenges facing the world today, including energy availability, water quality, and security.
"Never in recorded history has the need for what engineers have to offer been as critical as it is today," Shoup said. "Engineers hold the technological keys that will unlock the barriers to our success."
He admonished ASME to continue its leadership in global technical standards, support of K-12 education programs, and its role as a resource on technical issues for government decision makers. In his speech, Shoup cited the Society's "reputation for value" and the role of ASME volunteers and staff in upholding that reputation.
Shoup has more than 35 years of experience in engineering education. He began his academic career in 1969, when he joined the faculty of
A registered professional engineer in the state of
Shoup is a Fellow of ASME and former member of the Society’s board of governors. During his 37 years of membership in ASME, he as served in leadership positions in the ASME Council on Education, in technical divisions, K-12 activities and initiatives aimed at young engineers.
"During the coming year we will focus our attention on meeting the needs of early-career engineers, because these people are the future of ASME and the future of our profession," noted Shoup.
Dr. Shoup is the recipient of several honors and awards, including the ASME Gustus Larson Award for outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering, the Distinguished Service Award of the Council on Education and the Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award of ASEE. He also is the recipient of the Outstanding Alumnus Award from