RIT Professor Elected Chair of Local Engineering Society




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William Leonard, assistant professor of manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology at Rochester Institute of Technology, was elected chair of the St. Lawrence Section of the American Society for Engineering Education. Leonard was elected to a one-year term, beginning June 1, at the society’s meeting at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

Leonard, of Brockport, specializes in the design, development and manufacture of consumer products. He has been a member of the RIT faculty since 1997.

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