Shoup begins term as ASME president
Terry E. Shoup, Ph.D., P.E. and professor of mechanical engineering at Santa Clara University, took office as the 125th president of ASME during the proceedings of the organization’s 2006 Summer Annual Meeting held in San Francisco. Shoup will serve a one-year term.
Shoup has more than 35 years of experience in engineering education. He began his academic career in 1969, when he joined the faculty of Rutgers University as an assistant professor. After leaving Rutgers in 1976, he moved on to teaching and high-level administrative posts at the University of Houston, Texas A&M University and Florida Atlantic University, before joining Santa Clara University in 1989.
Shoup is a Fellow of ASME and former member of the Society’s board of governors. During his 37 years of membership in ASME, he has served in leadership positions in the ASME Council on Education. “During the coming year we will focus our attention on meeting the needs of early-career engineers, because these people are the future of ASME and the future of our profession,” said Shoup.