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Dr. Ashok Agrawal

Ashok Agrawal recently retired from managing director for professional services and director of external affairs and outreach at the American Society for Engineering Education. Dr. Agrawal holds a Doctorate in Management degree from the University of Maryland University College, an MS degree in Materials Science, an MS degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Kentucky. Before the position at ASEE, he was the vice president for Academic Affairs at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley.

Agrawal has led and participated in several critical NSF-funded studies to improve engineering and technician education programs and to expand the engagement of diverse populations in the engineering enterprise, including projects such as Transforming Undergraduate Education in Engineering (TUEE), Transitioning Veterans to Engineering Related Careers, and Innovation Corps for Learning (I-Corps-L).  While at ASEE, Agrawal also supervised NSF-funded Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship (SBPRDF), and Innovative Postdoctoral Entrepreneurial Research Fellowship (I-PERF) programs. In addition to grants from NSF, Agrawal has received several grants from other public and private agencies, including a College Career Transition Initiative (CCTI) grant from the League of Innovation.

He has served as a Program Officer at the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation and continues to assist NSF on special projects. Agrawal has also served on the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Committee to Advance Engineering Studies at Tribal Colleges, the NAE Committee on Community Colleges Role in Engineering and Education, and the National Research Council (NRC) Board on Engineering Education. Dr. Agrawal has also served on NSF’s Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE).

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