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Retired Engineering Professors Receive Emeritus Status

January 25, 2005

Two College of Engineering professors have been named “Professor Emeritus” in recognition of their service to The University of Texas at Arlington.

Dr. Mo-Shing Chen, professor of electrical engineering and founder and director of the Energy Systems Research Center, retired in August of 2003 after 42 years of service. Over the years, he became known for his expertise in the modeling and analysis of electric power systems, power system planning, energy conservation, and other areas dealing with electric power generation and distribution. A Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Dr. Chen received numerous awards and accolades for his accomplishments, including UTA’s Outstanding Research Award in 1975, the Edison Electric Institute’s first Power Engineering Educator Award in 1976, UTA’s Distinguished Honorary Alumnus Award in 1979 and the IEEE’s prestigious Centennial Medal Award in 1984.

In addition to his teaching and research work, Dr. Chen was a frequent consultant to local and regional power providers in Texas, plus Consolidated Edison of New York, Independent System Operators of California, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the Federal Power Commission of Mexico, the Electric Power Commission of South Africa, and the Taiwan Power Company. His short courses on power generation and distribution attracted engineers and technicians from around the world to UTA.

Gladstone T. Stevens, Jr. joined UTA in 1975 as Professor and Chair of the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Department and served in that position for 23 years. A Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), Dr. Stevens received several awards and honors for his knowledge of engineering economics, including the Eugene L. Grant Award from the American Society for Engineering Education’s (ASEE) Economy Division and the Arthur M. Wellington Award from the IIE’s Engineering Economy Division, and for his teaching and advising talents by being inducted into UTA’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers. He served a term as national president of Alpha Pi Mu, the industrial engineering honor society, and as director of the Engineering Economy Division of ASEE. Dr. Stevens authored four books and many articles in the area of engineering economics, particularly in the area of capital investment analysis for electric utilities, and has conducted several seminars in economic analysis. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas and Oklahoma.

After stepping down from department chair in 1998, faculty, staff, students and alumni honored Dr. Stevens with the title of Chair Emeritus and established the G. T. Stevens Scholarship Fund to benefit industrial engineering students. He retired from UTA in 2001.