Dr. Darrell D. Massie to Receive 2004 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award

Warrendale, PA (February 11, 2004) - Dr. Darrell D. Massie has been selected to receive the 2004 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award. Massie, along with eight other recipients, will be presented with the award on March 9, 2004 during the Honors Convocation at the SAE 2004 World Congress in Detroit, Michigan.

This award annually recognizes outstanding engineering educators, offering them an opportunity to become acquainted with the professional activities of the automotive and aerospace industries. The program accomplishes this by underwriting the costs of bringing award recipients to the SAE World Congress & Exposition in Detroit, Michigan, or an aerospace industry meeting. Established in 1965, this award is funded through a generous contribution by the late Ralph R. Teetor, 1936 SAE President, who believed that engineering educators are the most effective link between engineering students and their future careers.

LTC Massie is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. His research focuses on alternative and renewable energy. He has also been the principle investigator on several projects related to artificial intelligence and automated self-learning controls. He teaches undergraduate level courses, and has served as faculty advisor for several student teams and projects, including the Sunrayce Team (solar-powered car), the Autonomous Self-navigating Vehicle Team, the Intelligent Power Plant project and the Neural Network Ice Jam Prediction Team.

Massie has twice been the recipient of the Phi Kappa Phi award for excellence in research and has received several military commendations. He is a member of SAE, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). He earned his doctoral and master's degrees in civil engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and his bachelor's degree from Colorado State University.