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( May 4, 1998)
SDSM& T PROFESSOR OF ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING TO RETIRE AFTER 25 YEARS OF SERVICE / RECEPTION TO BE HELD MAY 6
Dr. Albert Louis Riemenschneider, SDSM& T Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is retiring after twenty- five years of service as an SDSM& T faculty member. He was instrumental in the development of computer laboratories and the establishment of the Computer Engineering program at SDSM& T. A retirement reception in his honor will be held Wednesday, May 6, from 2: 30 to 4: 30 p. m. in Room 327 of the New Classroom Building.
A native of northwestern Nebraska, Dr. Riemenschneider also is an SDSM& T alumnus. Graduating from SDSM& T with a B. S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1959, he went to work for Sperry Utah Company in Salt Lake City as a systems engineer for the Sergeant Missile Ground Electronics System. After earning his M. S. degree in Electrical Engineering from SDSM& T in 1962, he served as an instructor of electrical engineering at the University of Wyoming and received his Ph. D. degree from that institution.
Dr. Riemenschneider returned to SDSM& T in 1967 as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, serving in that capacity and later as Associate Professor until 1974. He then joined Dunham Associates, a consulting engineering firm, as Chief Project Engineer and later was named Vice President and Chief Engineer for Symcom, Inc., a totally owned startup company under Dunham Associates. Dr. Riemenschneider returned to SDSM& T as Associate Professor in 1980, was promoted to full Professor in 1983, and served as Chair of the SDSM& T Electrical Engineering Department until 1995. He spent the 1995- 1996 year on sabbatical consulting for Gateway 2000 on an education/ training program.
Dr. Riemenschneider has been a strong advocate for the use of computers as a tool in engineering education and practice. He is a Registered Professional Engineer, has written or co- authored twenty- two publications, and also has been jointly awarded a patent. He has received numerous awards and professional honors throughout his career, including the Outstanding Educators of America ( 1973), Benjamin C. Dasher Award ( 1982 Frontiers in Education Conference), John A. Curtis Award ( 1983 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference), and Theta Tau Fraternity Hall of Fame ( 1996). His active involvement in SDSM& T’s Omega Chapter of Theta Tau, a professional engineering fraternity, includes serving as scribe, housing manager, athletic chairman, adviser, and Omega Alumni secretary/ treasurer for many years. His community service activities in Rapid City include Bethleham Lutheran Church and Black Hills Pony League Baseball.
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