Carol Richardson was recently presented the Frederick J. Berger Award from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The professor emerita at Rochester Institute of Technology was recognized for her contributions as a faculty member, advisor, administrator and mentor in RIT's College of Applied Science and Technology.
The prestigious award is given to members of the society, recognizing excellence in teaching, leadership in curriculum development and administration of engineering technology education. She was presented the award at the society's annual conference on June 29 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Richardson designed the Bachelor of Science program in telecommunications engineering technology in 1993, and it was the first of its kind accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology at that time. She led a team to develop a master's degree program in the discipline several years later. While at RIT, she served as chair of the Department of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering Technology and, from 2006–2008, was interim dean of the college. In addition to the Berger Award, Richardson was named an ASEE Fellow, a designation given to members with more than 10 years of service to engineering education and the national organization.