UNT engineering technology professor wins award from American Society for Engineering Education

Thursday, June 29, 2006

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Dr. Mitty Plummer, associate professor of engineering technology at the University of North Texas, is the 2006 Glenn Murphy Award winner from the American Society for Engineering Education. The award is made annually to a distinguished nuclear engineering educator in recognition of notable professional contributions to the teaching of undergraduate and/or graduate nuclear engineering students.

Plummer has been the coordinator of the nuclear engineering technology program at UNT since 1992. The program became the first accredited nuclear engineering technology program in1996. He is the first faculty member from the UNT College of Engineering to with this award, and the first from the college to win a major national award.

Plummer is an active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Nuclear Society. He is currently the commissioner for the technology accreditation commission of the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Plummer says, "It was viewed as significant by the (award) committee that I was the first person teaching engineering technology, rather than engineering, to win the award. It was also noted that the UNT Nuclear Engineering Technology program was the first in the country to attain ABET accreditation by the Technology Accreditation Commission."

The award carries with it a cash honorarium of $750.

Dr. Oscar Garcia, Founding Dean of the UNT College of Engineering, says, "Dr. Plummer has contributed in a sustained manner to the UNT teaching program in Nuclear Engineering, and therefore assisted our community to develop energy alternatives in a safe and economic manner."

Plummer can be reached at (940) 565-2846.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

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