The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), formerly know as the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT), hosted its 2009 National Conference, “Emerging and Green Technologies for Today’s Economic Challenges,” November 10-14, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky.

GH ATMAE AwardDr. G. H. Massiha of the UL College of Engineering Industrial Technology Department was recognized as the Division 4 recipient of the Outstanding Industrial Technology Professor Award at the Conference. He was presented a plaque by John F. Flanagan, President and CEO of Goodheart-Wilcox Publishers (sponsor) and Dr. Ivan Mosley, Sr., ATMAE President – University Division.

ATMAE recognizes individuals for their professional efforts annually and when appropriate by offering a number of Association and Division level award programs. The Outstanding Industrial Technology Professor Award is presented at the Division level to an individual having primary responsibilities in an Industrial Technology program who exhibits excellence in teaching, research and service to the profession. Nominations for this award are accepted from January 1 – April 1 of the Award Year by the University Division Regional Director. A Selection Committee, comprised of the Regional Director and at least two previous award winners, reviews and ranks the applicants. While recipients are notified in advance that they will be presented this award, the identity of the Division Winners is kept confidential until it is announced at the National Conference.

Dr. Shelton Houston, Department Head, Dr. Massiha, and Professor William Mueller of UL’s Industrial Technology Department attended the 2009 ATMAE Conference. Professor Mueller is a previous recipient of the Outstanding Industrial Technology Professor Award, having won this award in 2004. ATMAE is the national accrediting agency for Industrial Technology programs.


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