Since 1893, the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) has been empowering both students and professionals in engineering. The organization also has a history of recognizing faculty of Missouri State University’s cooperative engineering program with Missouri S&T.
“I feel very honored to receive this award,” Dua said. “The respect given to me by my peers is greatly admirable.”
A long-time connection
Dua also won this award in 2018 and has been involved in ASEE since 2014.
He’s been fulfilling the role of program chair for the ASEE Midwest Section annual conference for the last two years and plans to hold this position for the 2024 conference as well.
ASEE is one of the premier professional organizations that provides a platform for educators to collaborate and develop education strategies for the current and next generation of engineers.
“Section conferences allow students to present their work in education and undergraduate research and gives them an opportunity to interact with other students and faculty in a professional conference setting, Dua said. “That is why I enjoy being part of ASEE and providing professional services to make the section conferences a great success!”
A passion for excellence
As an associate teaching professor for the cooperative engineering program, Dua teaches courses in both computer engineering and electrical engineering.
“I enjoy project-based teaching and learning,” Dua said. “The happiness I receive when I see a student feel joy upon understanding a concept or getting a project to work is worth all the effort!”
He is proud of the program and what it represents.
“It’s an excellent platform for students all over the world to get an ABET accredited engineering degree, whether that’s electrical engineering, civil engineering or mechanical engineering,” Dua said. “Students benefit from several excellent opportunities in experiential learning and skill development through employment interactions with the local industry in the Springfield area as they work toward obtaining their degree.”