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Professor Ron Barr has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Professor Ron Barr has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Professor Ron Barr in the Mechanical Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Austin has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), joining several other UT ME professors who have received the Fellow designation. Currently 129,271 people are members of ASME, but only 3,214 are Fellows. The designation of "Fellow" is reserved for an elite group of members who strive to fulfill the vision of the organization

Dr. Amir Karimi, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies at The University of Texas at San Antonio, initiated the Fellow nomination process and the nomination was supported by a number of distinguished ASME Fellows from the across United States. He presented the Fellow Certificate to Dr. Barr during the Honors and Awards Banquet ceremony of the San Antonio Section of ASME on May 9, 2013. He stated, "It has been my honor to nominate such a distinguished faculty, dedicated to engineering education."

the book Engineering & Computer Graphics Workbook Using SolidWorks 2012

Engineering & Computer Graphics Workbook Using SolidWorks 2012, the book coauthored by Theodore A. Aantoos, Ronald E. Barr, Davor Juricic and Thomas J. Krueger.

Career Highlights

Dr. Barr has served as a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department since 1978, after beginning his professional career at Texas A & M University and the U.S. Military. He has been a leader in engineering education and has been recognized for this by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) as a Fellow in 2000 and served as its president in 2005-06. He has won numerous awards for his teaching— see his faculty bio for a complete listing. He sits on two editorial boards: the Engineering Design Graphics Journal and the International Journal for Geometry and Graphics.

Dr. Barr has served as a Graduate Advisor for both the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Biomedical Engineering Department. For a number of years, he has been a coauthor on a continually-updated graphics textbook entitled Engineering & Computer Graphics Workbook Using SolidWorks 2012, (2013 coming soon). It is an exercise-based workbook that uses step-by-step tutorials to cover the fundamentals of SolidWorks 2012. The intended audience is college undergraduate engineering majors, but it could also be used in pre-college introductory engineering courses or by self-learners.

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