Dr. Ken Reid, Associate Dean and Director of Engineering at the R. B. Annis School of Engineering at the University of Indianapolis and an Affiliate in Engineering Education at Virginia Tech was recently elected to the IEEE Board of Governors.
Dr. Reid has been an active member of IEEE and ASEE for years. Dr. Reid helped develop and promote the IEEE teachers-in-service program, was awarded an IEEE-USA Professional Achievement Award (2013) for designing the Bachelor of Science program in Engineering Education, and was previously awarded Outstanding Pre College Education Activities for a summer camp and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal.
Dr. Reid said, “I have been an advocate for programs that the IEEE Education Society would be interested in; for example, leading a team of engineering education students to run workshops in public and private schools in the Dominican Republic introducing the IEEE TISP activities, and development of a number of educational programs to introduce engineering into K-12 schools in the U.S., including exploring the expansion of some outside of the country.”
Serving on the IEEE board, Dr. Reid will work to help the Education Society, expand and promote EdSoc conferences, and support pre-university, K-12, and undergraduate education in engineering in IEEE regions.
“I have a passion for and a strong interest in systematically introducing engineering into the pre-university, K-12 level, and building successful programs to see students succeed in engineering at the university level,” said Dr. Reid.