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Hensel named ASEE Fellow Member

Robin Hensel

Robin Hensel, assistant dean and academic adviser of Fundamentals of Engineering in the  Statler College at West Virginia University, has been named a 2022 Fellow Member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

Story by Olivia Miller, Communications Specialist


The ASEE Board of Directors confers the grade of Fellow Member to recognize outstanding contributions to engineering education or engineering technology education and considerable individual contributions to ASEE. Fellow Members or active members must initiate the nomination.  

“I am deeply humbled and honored to be selected as an ASEE Fellow,” Hensel said. “I have learned so much from networking, serving and collaborating with my ASEE colleagues worldwide who share my passion for engineering, technology and all STEM education.”

Hensel will be recognized at an award ceremony at the 2022 Annual ASEE Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on June 29.

The Society limits the number of Fellow Members in one year to a total equal to one-tenth of one percent of the ASEE individual membership. The nominees are evaluated by the Fellow Member Committee and appointed by the ASEE president. 

“Much of what I have learned through ASEE, I applied in my teaching, research and service at WVU,” Hensel said. “These research-based ideas fueled the development and continuous improvement of the WVU Fundamentals of Engineering Program, resulting in increased enrollment and improved retention in the College and at WVU. I appreciate the support of the Statler College administration and faculty in supporting my ASEE participation and service over these 18 years.”

Hensel has served as PI and Co-PI on several Engineering Education-related NSF Grants, served as a reviewer for NSF panels, and continues to pursue funded research activities. Her current research interests focus on student transition to college, academic success, retention and persistence, as well as related issues of diversity, equity, and inclusivity within STEM fields and especially in engineering.

Founded in 1893, ASEE is a nonprofit organization of individuals and institutions committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology. ASEE advances innovation, excellence and access at all levels of education for the engineering professions. 



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