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Ashok Agrawal, Managing Director for Professional Development and Director of Outreach and Engagement, American Society for Engineering Education

Prior to assuming his present position, Ashok Agrawal was the vice president for academic affairs, the dean of the Math, Science, Engineering, and Technology Division, and was responsible for leading and administering STEM-related transfer and career programs at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley. Agrawal has served as a program officer at the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation (NSF), and continues to assist the 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. In 2006, Agrawal was appointed by the governor of Missouri to serve on the Missouri Math, Engineering, Technology, and Science (Mo-METS) task force. He also serves on the planning team of the St. Louis Region’s FIRST Robotics Competition and on the advisory committee of the St. Louis Science Center. Agrawal led the effort to establish a St. Louis Regional Engineering Academy for St. Louis area schools. He is also a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers–Education Foundation board. Agrawal is an ASEE Fellow and the recipient of the 2012 James H. McGraw Award and the 1996 Frederick J. Berger Award. In addition, he is the recipient of the 2003 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has also served on the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET and has received several grants from the NSF. Agrawal holds an MS in Materials Science, an MS in Mining Engineering from the University of Kentucky, and a BS in Metallurgical Engineering from Nagpur University in India.