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ASEE Award Given to UNM Mechanical Engineering Professor Tariq Khraishi

March 2, 2010

tariqTariq Khraishi, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering at UNM has been given the 2010 Outstanding Service Award by the GulfSouthwest Section by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The award is given for long-term service in the engineering community in general and engineering education in particular.

“It is a great honor that the ASEE-GSW Section bestowed on me their Outstanding Service Award,” Khraishi said. “I want to thank the ASEE-GSW Section Awards Committee for selecting me, and all the people who supported my nomination. The award is a recognition of the many years of service that I have provided for the engineering community as a whole and for engineering education.”

Khraishi has been active in the organization for a number of years as an officer on its executive board, and has chaired and organized the 2008 Annual Section Conference. He has also presented several papers at its conferences. He has been active in organizing technical conferences and symposia as well as serving on editorial boards of several engineering/science journals.

He has been active in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and has volunteered time in the New Mexico community to share his engineering knowledge with youngsters.