UI College of Engineering Inducts 2014 Class of Academy of Engineers

Thursday, April 10 2014

MOSCOW, Idaho – April 10, 2014 — The University of Idaho College of Engineering will induct the latest class of Academy of Engineers, Friday April 11, 2014.  The academy induction will be held in conjunction with the college’s annual faculty, staff and student awards ceremony.

The annual Academy of Engineers induction ceremony honors eminent engineers who are University of Idaho alumni, retired faculty or engineers deeply connected to the University of Idaho’s strong legacy of global engineering impact. 

The College of Engineering recognizes academy members for their personal contributions to engineering achievement, leadership, engineering education, and service to the profession and society.  Academy members are nominated by the University of Idaho engineering community and selected by the College of Engineering Advisory Board.

“Each class of the Academy sets the standard for future inductees as we recognize the national and international contributions they make both as citizens and engineers.  Academy members serve as role models for our students and graduates and help encourage them to fully use their UI education and talents in making the world a better place,” said College of Engineering dean, Larry Stauffer, who will serve as the master of ceremonies at the academy induction ceremony.

This year’s academy inductees include:  Donald E. Eddy, B.S. mechanical engineering, 1955; Louis L. Edwards, Ph.D. chemical and materials engineering, 1966, and UI professor of 50 years; Robert M. Griffith, B.Ch.E. chemical engineering, 1951; James H. Milligan, retired professor and chair of the civil engineering department; James C. Okeson, B.Ch.E. chemical engineering, 1962, and UI Fulbright Scholar, Netherlands; James H. Ritter, B.S. and M.S. mechanical engineering, 1968, 1971; and Frank J. Thomas, B.S. electrical engineering, 1952.  

This is the fourth group of academy members honored since the inaugural class of 2011.  For more on the lives of these accomplished individuals see: www.uidaho.edu/engr.



Rob Patton
College of Engineering 
(208) 885-7511

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