ET Department Head visits Capitol Hill

Dr. Jafar Al-Sharab, head of the Department of Engineering Technology at Northwestern State University, attended the Engineering Technology Leadership Institute in Washington D.C., where he and ETLI leaders visited legislators to advocate for engineering technology education. ETLI is a part of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Dr. Al-Sharab serves as the ASEE Campus representative at NSU. ASEE is the largest, most diverse and most prestigious engineering education society in the United States. Since 1893, ASEE has been at the heart of engineering education and serves as the networking center among engineering colleges. Attending the ETLI conference was a part of Lockheed Martin grant the Dr. Al-Sharab received to participate in the event. From left are Professor Mingli He, chair of Engineering and Engineering Technology at Metropolitan State University of Denver; Professor Srikanth B. Pidugu, chair of the Department of Engineering Technology at University of Arkansas-Little Rock; Pamela L. Davidson, Senior Policy Advisor at Senator Bill Cassidy’s office; Professor Zeljko ā€œZā€ Torbica, Dean of the College of Engineering and Sciences at West Virginia University, and Al-Sharab.