Dr. Kathryn Abel was named one of this year's American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) fellows for her work and contributions in the engineering management field.
Dr. Abel, industry associate professor and program lead for the engineering management undergraduate program, was named an ASEM fellow in late October at the society's 39th Annual International Conference. Abel says her recognition as a fellow is a culmination of her work and dedication to the field of engineering management, as well as the Stevens engineering management program being recognized as the country’s best engineering management program by ASEM in 2013.
ASEM named several of Abel’s accomplishments as reasons for her being awarded the fellow. ASEM cited being a past president and current director for the engineering management division of American Society for Engineering Education and being a founding member and past national president of the Engineering Management Honor Society. Abel has also been an ASEM member for almost 20 years and had served as regional director for the society.
"Being named a fellow is one of the greatest honors that can be bestowed upon an academician," said Abel. "It means that my peer engineering management educators across the country think I've done an incredibly good job. Being named as a fellow means I am recognized as extremely accomplished in the discipline."
ASEM states being named a fellow is the highest level of recognition a member can receive. Candidates for potential fellowship must have eight years of continuous membership in ASEM with significant service, demonstrated engineering management accomplishments, and continuing distinguished service and contributions to the Society. Fellows are nominated and selected by current ASEM fellows, and up to five fellows are named per year.