Purdue professor named to board of women engineers group

July 29, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Klod Kokini, College of Engineering associate dean for academic affairs and professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering at Purdue University, has been named to the board of the Women in Engineering ProActive Network.

Kokini will serve a two-year board term as a faculty member at-large.

WEPAN is a national organization focused on improving engineering education by creating an understanding of issues relevant to attracting and retaining female students and working to transform the culture in engineering education to achieve those goals.

Kokini has been at Purdue since 1985 and has been associate dean since 2004. He is a board member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Center for Leadership and Diversity. He received Purdue's Dreamer Award for contributions to diversity in 2005. In 2007 he was the first male recipient of the Violet Haas Award, given by the Council on the Status of Women at Purdue to recognize outstanding efforts on behalf of women. He received the ASME Johnson & Johnson Consumer Co. Medal in 2008 for his commitment to diversity.

Writer:   Judith Barra Austin, 765-494-2432, jbaustin@purdue.edu  

Source:   WEPAN, http://www.wepan.org