Ashok Agrawal
Ashok Agrawal
Managing Director, Professional Services, American Society for Engineering Education
Washington, DC
Joined LinkEngineering on 03/06/2015
Biography

Ashok Agrawal is the Managing Director for Professional Services and Director of Outreach and Engagement at the American Society for Engineering Education. Agrawal was previously the vice president for academic affairs at St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley (STLCC). Agrawal has been a member of ASEE for 34 years, is an ASEE Fellow, and has received both the Frederick J. Berger Award and James H. McGraw Award from the society. He has held every professorial and administrative collegiate position from instructor to chief academic officer. Agrawal leads ASEE’s effort to build awareness of, preparation for, and success in engineering and engineering technology careers through engagement of communities of educators, students, and administrators at all education levels (K-12 through lifelong learning).

His responsibilities include providing particular emphasis to will be placed on communities and populations who are underrepresented in engineering and engineering technology (e.g., women and minorities, veterans, and those in the community college sector). In 2006, he was selected to participate in Leadership St. Louis, one of the most highly-respected leadership development programs in the nation.

In the same year, he was appointed by the Governor of Missouri to serve on the Missouri Math, Engineering, Technology, and Science (Mo-METS) task force, and subsequently served with on the Mo-METS coalition, now called Missouri Math and Science Coalition. He also serves on the planning team of the St. Louis Region’s FIRST Robotics Competition and has served on the advisory committee of the St. Louis Science Center. Agrawal has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions. He is the recipient of the 2003 Florissant Valley David L. Underwood Lecture Award, and also the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Agrawal and his colleagues led the effort to establish a St. Louis Regional Engineering Academy for St. Louis area schools, which included the implementation of Project Lead The Way engineering curriculum. He has received several grants from NSF, and other public and private agencies, including a grant for the College Career Transition Initiative from the League of Innovation. Agrawal holds MS degrees in Materials Science and Mining Engineering from the University of Kentucky, and a BS degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Nagpur University in India.

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