Associate engineering dean attains fellow grade

Associate Dean of Engineering Michele Miller recently attained a fellow grade with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), a nonprofit organization that connects engineers of all disciplines across the U.S. As an active member of ASME, Miller enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment and skill development through her work in Campbell’s mechanical engineering department.

Fellow is the highest elected grade of membership within ASME, recognizing exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession. Nominated by ASME members and fellows, an engineering professiona has to have 10 or more years of active practice and at least 10 years of active corporate membership in ASME to be considered.

“I’ve always looked up to those who were fellows of ASME. It’s a special recognition to join that group,” said Miller. “I’m appreciative of colleagues at both Michigan Tech (my former employer) and Campbell who supported my nomination.”

Miller has made contributions to many fields of engineering, including precision machining, micro-electromechanical systems and engineering education. Before coming to Campbell, she played a key role in engineering projects with General Motors, initiated the first Peace Corps Masters International program, and worked hard to increase project-based learning initiatives in undergraduate engineering programs.

“We are so pleased that Dr. Miller’s many accomplishments and national-level contributions to mechanical engineering are being recognized in this way,” said engineering dean Jenna Carpenter. “Having faculty of her caliber is one reason that Campbell’s Engineering Program is outstanding.”