DECEMBER 8, 2021 — Anson (Joo) L. Ong, the USAA Foundation Distinguished Professor and senior associate dean of administration and graduate programs in the university’s College of Engineering and Integrated Design (CEID), has been named a 2021 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The appointment recognizes the lifetime contributions made by Ong who has built a career in engineering education and in research and development.
Election as an NAI Fellow is the highest professional distinction given to academic inventors.
“Dr. Ong’s leadership and ingenuity has been an invaluable part of developing the student experience at the College of Engineering and Integrated Design. He is a talented academic and an excellent administrator,” said JoAnn Browning, dean of the college. “This recognition by the National Academy of Inventors is a testament to the impact he has made on his profession and the undergraduate and graduate students he has educated and guided.”