Engineering professor David Meredith receives national honor
The award honors an individual for outstanding service and achievement in teaching and is presented by the ASHRAE Life Members Club. It is one of the oldest awards presented by ASHRAE and is named after the founder of the E.K. Campbell Co., which was established in 1910.
Meredith serves as advisor for Penn State Fayette’s ASHRAE student branch, and he regularly takes a large group of students to ASHRAE winter meetings, and encourages them to attend other Society-level events and chapter meetings. He has served as chairman of the ASHRAE Student Activities Committee, as well as ASHRAE commissioner to the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology’s Technical Advisory Committee. Meredith also has received numerous awards for teaching, including the Penn State Engineering Society Student Advisor Award.
“It is a real honor to receive this award,” Meredith says. “When I look at the names of the giants in my profession who have received it, I am humbled to join them for doing what I enjoy so much.” Meredith notes many graduates from the Building Environmental Systems Technology program that he teaches at Penn State Fayette have gotten involved in ASHRAE activities at the chapter and national levels. Meredith explains, “I am really proud of the success of our graduates. This ASHRAE connection has really opened doors for them.”
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of 55,000 individuals. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.
Kent Peterson (right), president of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, presents the 2008 E.K. Campbell Award of Merit to David Meredith, associate professor of general engineering at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, at a formal ceremony in New York City recently. (Photo courtesy of ASHRAE)