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Engineering Technology’s Carol Considine Receives National Excellence in Teaching Award

cconsidi-carol-considine-1Carol Considine

Carol Considine, associate professor of engineering technology at Old Dominion University, has been recognized with a national Excellence in Teaching Award by the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC).

Considine, who has taught civil engineering technology in ODU's Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology for more than 10 years, received the award at the ASC's 50th annual international conference in Washington, D.C.

"This award is made annually to one faculty member chosen from all recipients of ASC regional teaching awards. This is a wonderful accomplishment that Carol, our department and college should be very proud of," said Mileta Tomovic, chair of the Department of Engineering Technology.

The ASC award was given in recognition of outstanding teaching and mentorship, but also involvement in the association beyond the scope of Hampton Roads.

Considine, who holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Virginia Tech and an M.S. in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, joined ODU in 2003 after 15 years of industrial experience in the construction industry.

The civil engineering technology program at ODU has been involved with the ASC for more than 20 years. For 14 years the program has participated in the ASC Region 1 bid competitions in the commercial construction category, and for the last 10 years it has entered teams in both the commercial construction and heavy highway categories.

This year, ODU's CET program placed third in the Region 1 commercial bid competition.

Considine has co-authored more than a dozen papers in journals and conference proceedings focused on applied research and civil engineering technology education. She has been actively involved in applied research and has been a co-PI on several funded competitive grants, exceeding $1 million.

She also has an active service record with the American Society of Civil Engineers, serving as a mentor for the ASCE Excellence in Civil Engineering Education Teaching Workshops, and is currently chair of the committee for faculty development. Considine also serves as ASC Region 1 director.

ODU created the state's first engineering technology degree programs more than 40 years ago, and offers degrees in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering technology.