TO RECEIVE NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL AWARD
From Tech Topics, Michigan News Bureau
K. Gershenson has been selected by the Society of Automotive
Engineers to receive a 2005 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award.
Gershenson is being recognized along with 13 other recipients.
He will receive the award on April 12 during the Honors Convocation
at the SAE 2005 World Congress in Detroit.
This annual award recognizes outstanding engineering educators.
The program underwrites the cost of bringing recipients to an SAE
meeting to participate in industry tours and meetings with industry
professionals, aquainting them with professional activities in the
automotive and aerospace industries.
Established in 1965, this award is funded through a generous contribution
by the late Ralph R. Teetor, the 1936 SAE president, who believed
that engineering educators are the most effective link between engineering
students and their future careers.
Gershenson is an associate professor of mechanical engineering
and engineering mechanics and directs the Life-cycle Engineering
Laboratory. His research focuses on life-cycle product architecture
and lean and sustainable design and manufacturing. His research
interests include product and process architecture, product platforms,
modular product design, lean manufacturing, lean engineering, life-cycle
design and agile manufacturing processes. Research sponsors have
included the National Science Foundation, General Motors, Ford,
Lucent Technologies, SME and ALCOA.
Gershenson has advised some 135 capstone design groups over the
last nine years. During his career, he has worked closely with industrial
input to develop a suite of courses in manufacturing and a three-semester
series in capstone design.
Gershenson has been honored with the National Science Foundation/Lucent
Technologies Industrial Ecology Fellowship, the American Society
of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Leadership Development Award and
the National Science Foundation Japan Institute Fellowship. He has
served as the vice-chairman of the design theory and methodology
committee within the ASME's Design Division and as a paper chair
for the ASME IDETC conference, and has been a reviewer for the Shingo
Prize for Manufacturing Excellence.
Gershenson is a graduate of Cornell University and Ohio State University
and holds a doctorate from the University of Idaho.