News Release| American Society for Engineering Education; Cal State L.A.

Cal State L.A.’s College dean named to national committee on engineering public policy

Los Angeles, CA -- Keith Moo-Young, dean of the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology at California State University, Los Angeles, was recently selected by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) as a member of its Engineering Deans Council (EDC) Public Policy Committee.

Moo-Young’s three-year appointment will begin at the annual Public Policy Committee Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, on June 12, 2012. Besides addressing legislative and policy issues that impact U.S. colleges of engineering, a major function of the committee is organization of the EDC Public Policy Colloquium in Washington, D.C., set for next February. The colloquium has a dual role: to strengthen the discussion of engineering education and research issues between the deans of engineering and key public policymakers, and to enable the deans to refine their public policy agenda.

A Pasadena resident, Moo-Young holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in civil-environmental engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Technology Management from the University Pennsylvania. He is a licensed professional engineer and board certified environmental engineer by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. He was formerly the interim dean and associate dean for Research and Graduate Studies at Villanova University, and has served as a professor at Lehigh University.

The emphasis of his research is on hazardous and solid waste management and technologies. As a researcher, Moo-Young has secured more than $4 million in research funding from federal and state agencies and corporations, such as the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Department of Education, and Department of Defense.

Moo-Young has received numerous national awards, including service as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Policy Fellow. He currently serves as a member of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Charter Science Advisory Board and chair of the Environmental Engineering Committee. He also served on national environmental advisory panels for the Water Environmental Research Foundation, National Science Foundation Committee of Visitors, the Department of Energy, and Department of Defense.

Founded in 1893, the ASEE is a nonprofit organization of individuals and institutions committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology. It accomplishes this mission by promoting excellence in instruction, research, public service, and practice; exercising worldwide leadership; fostering the technological education of society; and providing quality products and services to members.

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