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Dr. John Wright Appointed Senior Fellow

Coordinator for the Automation and Intelligent Robotics Engineering Technology program honored.

Dr. John Wright, professor and program coordinator for the Automation and Intelligent Robotics Engineering Technology (ARET) program at Millersville University (MU) was recently appointed as a senior fellow to represent the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) at the upcoming American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference’s Engineering Technology National Forum. The forum will be in Columbus, Ohio on June 25.

“The Senior Fellow appointment is more than recognition of my career achievements. To be selected as a Senior Fellow, one must be relevant and capable of carrying out critical missions for the association as directed by the ATMAE Board of Directors,” says Wright.

Wright is a professor of automation and electronics technologies in the department of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology (AEST). His research and teaching interests include semi-autonomous and autonomous mobile robotic development and control, industrial robotics/machine vision, programmable logic controllers and systems integration. He has published and presented more than 130 times in a variety of scholarly mediums including peer-refereed journal articles, professional newsletter columns, peer refereed presentations, invited workshops, etc.

Wright has also secured approximately $850,000 in grants and donations while at MU, is recognized as an ATMAE Certified Senior Technology Manager (CSTM), is a recipient of the ATMAE Charles Keith award and consults regularly in industry as a senior controls engineer for a local systems integrator company.  He was also instrumental in the strategic planning and reinvention of the National Association of Industrial Technology into what is known today as ATMAE.

“ATMAE’s senior fellows are historical assets for the organization comprising much of the institution’s memory. To be appointed as an ATMAE Senior Fellow is a huge honor,” says Wright.

ATMAE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and its scope of recognition includes associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in technology, applied technology, engineering technology and technology-related disciplines delivered at national or regional accredited institutions in the United States.

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