Lima Honored by ASEE Publication

November 26, 2018

Marybeth Lima headshotBATON ROUGE, LA – Marybeth Lima, professor in the LSU Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, was recently named one of 32 “trailblazers” who have impacted engineering education in Prism Magazine’s 125th anniversary issue, the monthly publication of the American Society for Engineering Education.

The publication recognized Lima’s 20 years of playground builds through her LSU Community Playground Project, which has paired undergraduate students with local schools and families to create more than 30 dream playgrounds that are enjoyed by more than 12,000 children each day. She has also published and presented extensively on community engagement in engineering, which helped earn her the ASEE’s 2018 Carlson Award.

The ASEE is a nonprofit organization of individuals and institutions committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology. Founded in 1893, it develops policies and programs that enhance professional opportunities for engineering faculty members and promotes activities that support increased student enrollments in engineering and engineering technology colleges and universities.


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