Jasmine Leonas

Two Mines professors to be inducted into ASEE Hall of Fame

Jon Leydens and Juan Lucena were selected for their work integrating engineering, social justice
Jon Leydens
Jon Leydens

A pair of Colorado School of Mines professors will be inducted into the American Society for Engineering Education’s Hall of Fame.

Jon Leydens, professor of humanities, arts, and social sciences, and Juan Lucena, professor of engineering, design and society, were selected as part of the ASEE Hall of Fame Class of 2023 for their work in integrating engineering and social justice.

The honor recognizes “Engineering and Engineering Technology Education standouts whose work has made a significant impact on engineering education.” Nominations are received across communities and categories, and members of academia, government and industry are equally considered.

Leydens, an expert in engineering education research, has co-authored two books, served as sole editor of one edited collection and authored or co-authored 19 peer-reviewed journal articles and 30 peer-reviewed conference proceedings papers. He holds a PhD in education and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English, all from Colorado State University.

Juan Lucena
Juan Lucena

Lucena is the director of the Humanitarian Engineering Undergraduate Program. He has written or co-written four books, including two with Leydens. He has a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech University and two bachelor’s degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Leydens and Lucena will be officially inducted during the ASEE Annual Conference and Expo, being held June 23- 26, 2024, in Portland, Oregon.

Founded in 1893, ASEE is a nonprofit organization of individuals and institutions committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology. More than 12,000 members include deans, department heads, faculty members, students and government and industry representatives.

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