Published: April 25, 2019

Angela BielefeldtProfessor Angela Bielefeldt has been selected as a fellow by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Bielefeldt is only the second College of Engineering and Applied Science faculty member to be honored as an ASEE fellow, joining Jacquelyn Sullivan of Engineering Plus.

Her selection as a fellow highlights the commitment and effort that  Bielefeldt has made to educate students and to improve engineering education through her research.

Along with classes that prepare students for their careers by teaching ethics and professional issues, Bielefeldt has focused her research on improving engineering education and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning . Key topics of her research include engineering ethics, social responsibility, sustainability, service-learning and leadership.

Bielefeldt has served in many roles with ASEE, including current chair of the Community Engagement Division and former service as chair (and other officer roles) for both the Environmental Engineering Division and the Rocky Mountain Section.

She is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers Body of Knowledge 3 Task Committee and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility. In addition to her selection as ASEE fellow, she was honored as a 2019 President’s Teaching Scholar by CU.

“I am greatly honored to be selected as an ASEE fellow,” Bielefeldt said. “I have attended the ASEE annual conference every year since 2003. Every year it is wonderful to reconnect with colleagues who share my passion for engineering education. This amazing and supportive group keeps me motivated, and pushes me to continuously strive to improve my teaching.”

Bielefeldt will be recognized at the 2019 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition in Tampa, Florida, on June 19. The ceremony is one of the high points of the society’s Annual Conference and Exposition, which will be held June 16-19 at the Tampa Convention Center.

The ASEE was founded in 1893 to improve engineering education and advocate for its societal benefits. They develop policies to ensure that engineering educational programs meet modern technological and industry demands and work to grow student participation in engineering.

The grade of fellow is one of professional distinction and is conferred by the board of directors upon an ASEE member with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in engineering or engineering technology education or allied field, who has made appropriate and important individual contributions to engineering or engineering technology education, as well as considerable individual contributions to ASEE.
The ASEE bylaws limit the number of members who can be advanced to fellow grade in any one year to a total equal to one-tenth of 1 percent of the ASEE individual membership.