Ashlee N. Ford Versypt, assistant professor in Oklahoma State University’s school of chemical engineering has been elected to serve as the incoming chair-elect followed by chair and past chair in a three-year term for the national American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Chemical Engineering Division. ASEE is a nonprofit organization of individuals and institutions committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology.
Ford Versypt has B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering and has been
an assistant professor at OSU since 2014. She has been involved with ASEE since 2009
and currently serves as a director for the ASEE Chemical Engineering Division. Additionally,
she serves as the Chemical Engineering Division’s representative to the national ASEE
P-12 Committee. She has also been active in the ASEE Midwest Section since 2016.
In 2017, Ford Versypt was the recipient of the OSU CEAT Excellent Teacher Award and was named as one of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers 35 Under 35 in the Education Category. Most recently, she was the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award in 2019 to fund research in multiscale modeling for diabetic kidney disease and educational initiatives involving diverse undergraduate students to do research and engage K-12 students and members of the public in biomedical engineering and computational science through scientific demonstrations and interactive experiences.
“I am very passionate about engineering education and the vibrant community of engineering educators in the ASEE Chemical Engineering Division,” said Ford Versypt. “I will be an advocate for the division, to ASEE, and to the chemical engineering field as a whole and will foster collaborative relationships with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Education Division.”
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