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ASME Honors Two Women for Excellence

Denise J. Elston of Shell International Exploration and Production Inc., and Delores Etter, Ph.D., the director of the Caruth Institute for Engineering Education at Southern Methodist University, were honored by ASME recently for their distinguished work in the field of engineering management.

Howard Berkof, GEMC Planning Committee Chair presents the Frederick W. Taylor Award to Denise J. Elston.

The awards were presented during the proceedings of the 2010 ASME Global Engineering Management Conference (GEMC) in Dallas.

Elston, general manager for upstream major projects at Shell, received the Frederick W. Taylor Award, recognizing outstanding practitioners of engineering management. A 25-year veteran of Shell, Elston has held a variety of positions in engineering, operations and projects. Her current work focuses on surface facilities for arctic, deepwater, and unconventional projects.

Etter received the Henry Robinson Towne Lecture Award recognizing an outstanding leader in the field of engineering management, economics or business. A member of the electrical engineering faculty at Southern Methodist University, Etter is involved in research for digital signal processing, biometric signal processing and related subjects. She has authored several texts on software engineering and computer language. She has held positions in the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Naval Academy. In 2005, she was named assistant secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisitions.

The 2010 ASME GEMC included interactive sessions and workshops providing tools and techniques for success in the international marketplace.

– Article provided by ASME Staff.

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