Dr. Ravindra, Interim Dean, Receives Outstanding Engineer of the Year Award

March 11, 2011

Dr. Ravindra named Outstanding Engineer of the Year in Education

The Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE) awarded Dr. Ravindra the Outstanding Engineer of the Year in Education Award for all of his hard work and contributions as an engineer in the field of Academia. Dr. K. Ravindra is the Interim Dean at Saint Louis University’s Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology.

MSPE2011-bd9The President of the St. Louis Chapter of MSPE, Bob Becnel nominated Dr. Ravindra for the award for his ethical values and dedication to students. Becnal states, “Dr. Ravindra represents the engineering profession with the highest ethical standards and care for the manner in which his students respect the same.  His leadership as Dean of the School of Engineering at Saint Louis University only reinforces his qualifications of Award’s focus on Education.”

Dr. Woolschlager, the SLU civil engineering chair, presented Dr. Ravindra with the award at the ceremony. The Missouri Society of Professional Engineers Awards Presentation Ceremony is one of the most important events of the year for the Society.  MSPE has selected this year’s winners based on how they have incorporated the depth of engineering talent in the St. Louis Area. The MSPE’s Award ceremony was held in a fitting location at the St. Louis Prologue Room in Boeing. The James S. McDonnell Prologue Room in St. Louis tells a panoramic story of more than nine decades of aviation progress, from biplanes to space travel. Other MSPE awards of the night included, Engineer of the Year and Young Engineer of the Year, Outstanding Engineer in Construction, Outstanding Engineer in Government, Outstanding Engineer in Industry and Outstanding Engineer in Private Practice.

Dr. Ravindra has been a pivotal part of the college for many years and Parks is honored and happy to see him recognized in the engineering community. 

More about Dr. Ravindra

Dr. Ravindra obtained a Ph.D., in Aerospace Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, and received his Master of Engineering degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.  He also earned his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Engineering, Mysore, India.  

He served as the department chair of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at Parks College from 1996-2009, and as the Associate Dean and Interim Chair during 2009-10. Dr. Ravindra has taught a diverse array of courses in the aerospace and mechanical engineering fields.

Dr. Ravindra is an active member of a wide range of organizations.  He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and a member of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). He is also a member of the Indo US Collaboration for Engineering Education consortium (IUCEE). 

Dr. Ravindra is a registered professional engineer in New York State.  He has conducted research and published several technical papers in fluid dynamics, active control of structures, and engineering education.

More about The Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE)

MSPE is an association of members that protects the public health, safety and welfare of the people in Missouri by promoting and defending the ethical and competent practice of the engineering profession.  MSPE supports licensure and enhances the image and well being of its members.

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