RIT Professor Receives Award for Excellence in Engineering Technology Education




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John Stratton, professor of engineering technology at Rochester Institute of Technology, received the Frederick J. Berger Award in recognition of excellence in engineering technology education by the American Society for Engineering Education. The award was presented at the societyís 2005 annual conference and exposition, June 12-15, in Portland, Ore.

Stratton was cited for contributions in the administration of engineering technology education. A member of the RIT faculty since 1971, he is past associate dean of RITís College of Applied Science and Technology, the college of innovation, and a past chairman of two RIT engineering technology departments. He has been responsible for the development of many new programs, has authored over 20 technical and educational papers and has been active in the American Society for Engineering Education and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

The Frederick J. Berger Award, established in 1990, recognizes leadership in curriculum, scholarly contributions, innovative techniques or administration in engineering technology education. The American Society for Engineering Education is based in Washington.

Stratton, of Henrietta, received a lifetime service award from the Rochester joint chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Power Engineering and Industry Applications societies in 2004. He chaired the New York State Engineering Technology Conference last March at RIT, and he is immediate past chair of the St. Lawrence Section of the American Society for Engineering Education.