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( March 25, 1997)
SDSM& T PROFESSOR RECEIVES ENGINEERING SERVICE AWARD
Dr. Albert Louis Riemenschneider, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at SDSM& T, recently was honored by Theta Tau, a professional engineering fraternity, for his service to the engineering profession and to Theta Tau. A native of northwest Nebraska, Dr. Riemenschneider also is an SDSM& T alumnus.
After graduating from SDSM& T with a B. S. degree in Electrical Engineering, he went to work for Sperry Utah Company in Salt Lake City as an environmental and systems test engineer. He received his M. S. degree in Electrical Engineering from SDSM& T in 1962 and his Ph. D. from the University of Wyoming. Dr. Riemenschneider returned to SDSM& T as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering from 1967 to 1974. In 1974 he joined Dunham Associates, a consulting engineering firm, as chief engineer, and as 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 has spent the last year on sabbatical consulting for Gateway 2000 on an education/ training program.
An advocate for the use of computers as a tool in engineering education and practice, Dr. Riemenschneider was instrumental in the development of computer laboratories and the new Computer Engineering program at SDSM& T. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and has authored or co- authored twenty- two technical publications. Other professional honors he has received include the Benjamin C. Dasher Award at the 1982 Frontiers in Education Conference and the John A. Curtis Award at the 1983 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference. His active involvement in SDSM& T’s Omega Chapter of Theta Tau includes serving as scribe, housing manager, athletic chairman, adviser, and Omega Alumni secretary/ treasurer for many years,
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