Roger Gonzalez, Ph.D., chair and professor of the Department of Engineering Leadership and founder and CEO of El Paso-based nonprofit organization LIMBS, has been named the sole current fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
For an ASME member to become a fellow, they must attain a membership grade of distinction through significant engineering achievements and have no less than 10 years of active practice and 10 years of membership in ASME.
“It is a distinct honor to be selected among the thousands of ASME members to be a fellow of ASME,” Gonzalez said. “My efforts here at UTEP and with LIMBS International have been a catalyst to helping others both here in El Paso and around the world. It is an honor and a pleasure to continue to serve all of humanity through my efforts at UTEP and with LIMBS.”
LIMBS is dedicated to providing more than 11 million amputees in less-developed areas around the world with low-cost prosthetic devices. The organization impacts over 40 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, where Gonzalez’s team works with students, professionals and key international partners on international engineering and humanitarian projects.
Alongside founding LIMBS, Gonzalez has used his extensive background in undergraduate engineering education and his entrepreneurial efforts to lead the design, development and implementation of the nation’s first Bachelor of Science degree in engineering leadership at UTEP.