Karen Bursic Elected Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education
In recognition of her dedication to excellence in engineering education, Karen Bursic, professor of industrial engineering and undergraduate program director at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
Fellow status is ASEE’s highest honor, bestowed upon individuals who have made outstanding contributions to engineering education. Bursic was selected for her contributions to the field of engineering education, including her work on curriculum development, faculty development, and student success.
“I am extremely honored to receive this recognition and grateful to the Department of Industrial Engineering at Pitt for the tremendous support throughout my career,” said Bursic.
Bursic is a senior member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) and ASEE and has held leadership positions at the division level in both organizations. Since 1994, Bursic’s work has been focused on improving engineering education, with numerous publications in the area. Most recently, she developed an engineering economy concept inventory to provide a neutral assessment to determine students’ learning in engineering economy courses. This work earned her the 2020 ASEE Grant Award.
Bursic was honored at the ASEE Annual Conference in June 2023.